Peruvian Beef Stew, Seco de Res- succulent beef, peas, and carrots in a flavorful cilantro sauce.
Nothing says summer like afternoons by the grill. Living in an apartment, we don’t often get the chance to grill out, but when we do it is so much fun! Recently we spent a weekend house sitting at my husband’s Tia’s house and she has a great little porch perfect for grilling.
Now, we didn’t actually have a grill, but since it is getting towards the end of summer we were able to pick up a little portable one for really cheap.
Grill+peaches+corn= Grilled Peach Salsa= Summer Perfection! Click To Tweet
It was such a blast grilling everything we could find. I figured if we were going to grill, we might as well grill meat for the week. When I was shopping for meat I saw some beautiful peaches and inspiration hit. Everything else in this salsa are things I already had in the fridge. It was one of those recipes where you just start thinking,
This might be really good!
and you luck out and it’s perfect! The flavors meld together so perfectly, it tastes like a bit of summer heaven!
Fresh ingredients are key to grilling fruits and vegetables. There is just something about a bit of time on the grill that brings out the natural sweetness and gives a hint of smokiness. It doesn’t take very long to grill peaches. Just brush with a little oil to make sure they don’t stick. The oil also gives them a bit of char. You could use a basting brush to keep things oiled, but we use the husks from the corn. It works great!
Our little grill is a propane grill, but it has a space where you can add some charcoal, so we did. Charcoal really adds to the flavor. You could also use cedar chips or other wood to add a bit of flavor.
Grilled Peach Salsa
A Few Recipe Notes
I cheated. I microwaved it in the husk for about 10 minutes and then put it on the grill, just to finish it and add flavor.
This recipe is naturally gluten free and top 8 allergy free, however, if you are sensitive to corn, it is perfectly fine to add more peaches and leave it out.
What would you put this peach salsa on? Let me know in the comments!
Happy gluten free eating!
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto is a delicious twist on traditional pesto, served with gluten free pasta, topped with First Fresh Chicken Croquettes.
This post is part of a series of sponsored recipes created with First Fresh Foods. All opinions and recipes are my own, enjoy!
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
I love pasta with pesto, but my husband is allergic to basil, so I haven’t had it in years. When First Fresh Foods sent me their brand new Habanero Chicken Croquettes, I was quickly in love with their flavor and ease. They are so good and that pepper flavor is just the perfect amount of spice. When I was trying to decide what would pair best with the cheesy, spicy flavor I first thought about Huancaina Sauce. It’s a classic Peruvian Sauce made with queso blanco and aji amarillo. It’s wonderful, but I wanted a bit more freshness.
That’s when I got the idea to make a Latin spin on pesto and it worked fabulous! The Cilantro and parsley, paired with the jalapeno and queso blanco is amazing! Fresh and a bit salty. The underlying spice of the jalapeno and the garlic is just perfect. I could honestly eat it with a spoon.
Habanero Chicken Croquettes
If you have been following My Gluten Free Miami this summer, you know I have fallen in love with First Fresh Foods Chicken Sausage. It is so good, low in fat, lean protein and easy to read ingredients made in a celiac safe environment. They were the first sponsor I began to work with, just because I love the chicken sausage.
Now they are branching out into cheese stuffed chicken croquettes, and they are still gluten free! I was so excited. They are delicious. Still a great source of protein, and they are so simple. Just throw them in the oven and your good to go.
If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can use sliced chicken breast (or any other protein), but I strongly recommend you ask your grocer to carry First Fresh products. They are delicious.
The great thing about this recipe is it’s ease.
All you do is the throw all the ingredient in a food processor or nutri bullet. If you want it a bit spicier, leave the seeds in the jalapeno. Super simple, super yummy.
Obviously, I used First Fresh Chicken Croquettes. They pair so well, but if you don’t have access and your in a pinch, some sliced chicken breast would be ok….but once you try the croquettes, you will fall in love with them!
For this recipe I used Barilla gluten free pasta, you can use whatever is your favorite. I am also a big fan of Trader Joe’s quinoa/brown rice blend.Before draining the pasta, set aside a cup of the water to use when tossing the pasta with the pesto.
If you love pesto, but are looking for something with a twist, check out this Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad from Food, Faith, and Fitness. It will not disappoint!
Thank you to First Fresh Foods for sponsoring this past and making such incredible Celiac Safe Chicken Croquettes!
Happy Gluten Free Eating!
Savory Arroz con Pollo. Peruvian Chicken with Cilantro Rice, made with gluten-free beer, this dish will delight your taste buds.