Long days spent poolside are what summer dreams are made of. But when hunger strikes a dreamy day can quickly turn into a nightmare. Growling bellies turn happy swimmers into little sharks.
To keep everyone happily swimming and splashing, moms know great poolside treats are a must! Peach salsa is a perfect pool day snack. It’s light and refreshing. It’s sweet without added sugar or sweeteners.
Peaches are a good source of vitamins A and C. They also contain fiber, potassium, niacin, and vitamins E and K. One medium-sized peach contains less than 60 calories. You can always feel good about eating a peach!
Take tortilla chips for a dip. Serve peach salsa with either chips or crackers.
Grilling out? Peach salsa is excellent served on top of grilled chicken or fish. If you have extra peaches, throw a few on the grill for another sweet poolside treat!
Poolside Peach Salsa
Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
1/2cupred bell pepperdiced, seeds removed
3tspjalapenominced, ribs and seeds removed
Place ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
Pineapple is optional.
For more heat, leave in some of the jalapeno seeds.
Hot summer days call for frozen treats. HMC Farms peaches are in the peak of harvest in California’s Central Valley, so we try to include them in everything possible from baked goods to smoothies. One of our new favorite ways to use peaches is in peach smoothie pops, made with simple ingredients. These can be made using popsicle molds or popsicle bags.
What you’ll need for 8 pops:
4 medium HMC Farms peaches
2/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
3 steps to homemade peach smoothie pops:
Start by peeling the peaches and removing the pit.
Tip: Many of our HMC Farms peaches are clingstone varieties. We’ve found that the easiest way to create pretty slices of fruit is to place the fruit on a cutting board with the stem side down and slice straight down on each side around the pit.
Add peaches, yogurt, and a drizzle of honey to a blender, and puree until smooth.
Scoop pureed mix into popsicle molds or bags and put in the freezer for at least 4 hours, until frozen solid.