Peach Salsa Tilapia

One of my favorite parts about summer months is summer fruit! I love berries, peaches, watermelon... basically all the summer varieties. This week Trader Joe's was selling a big bag of peaches, and even though it's not quite summer yet, I obviously had to buy them. I'm also back to playing around in the kitchen now that the initial stress of moving across the country is fading (booked almost everything, sorted out logistics, went through storage units etc).  I've still got a few weeks left in my tiny NYC kitchen, so may as well make the best of it! 

This peach salsa is pretty amazing... like I could just grab a spoon and eat it all by itself! But alas, protein is a good thing, and tilapia is the perfect light fish to compliment this peachy goodness. I opted for a little spice on the fish since the sugars in the peaches balance it out, but you can omit the cayenne pepper if you'd prefer to just enjoy the citrus-y flavors. I'd also highly recommend pairing this dish with this coconut milk risotto, it's almost like these two were made for each other. 

Time Allotment: 

15 minute prep | 8-10 minute cook time

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 2 small peaches, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro to taste, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper for tilapia to taste

Directions: 

  1. Chop and prepare ingredients for salsa, combine in medium bowl. 
  2. Squeeze lime into bowl, and add olive oil to salsa mixture.
  3. Stir and set aside.
  4. Heat skillet and add tilapia, season with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste.  
  5. Cook ~4 minutes, or until browned and flip. 
  6. Add salt, pepper and cayenne if desired, and cook for 4-5 minutes until done. 
  7. Remove fish and place on serving dish, top with peach salsa and enjoy!