Peach Salsa with Raw Veggie Crackers
Sometimes good things happen when you are running late! Which we seem to do often here. It’s frustrating because I really like to be on time but it doesn’t always happen.
Last Saturday, I planned on going to the Farmer’s Market. And it starts. So many things kept getting in the way of my getting out the door. FINALLY, I was able to jump in the car and head to the market. I got there 10 minutes before closing time.
Frustrated, I quickly walked through the booths watching as everyone who hadn’t already packed up was in the process of doing so. I managed to score some beets, bok choy and raw almonds.
I gave up on finding anything more, and headed towards the entry gate. And that’s when I hit the mother load. The organic peach people were trying to sell off their extra peaches. I was offered a beautiful, huge bag of peaches for 5 dollars! There were 2 1/2 dozen peaches in the bag! I didn’t turn that good deal down. I happily handed over my 5 dollar bill and headed home with my score!
The peaches were beautiful but not quite ripe yet. I set half of them on the table by a window and put the other half on a counter, away from the window. The hope was that they would ripen at different times. Having 30 peaches ripen all at the same time could be challenging!
My plan worked and the first batch ripened beautifully. Peaches are my favorite fruit and I knew that I would be eating quite a few of these all by themselves. But with a treasure like this, I also got busy thinking of recipes that I wanted to create. Peach Salsa was at the top of the list.
I love peach salsa and these peaches offered a great opportunity to make up a quick batch. Super simple, and packed with flavor, you can make a double batch, put some in a pretty canning jar and bring it as a hostess gift! I also threw together my favorite, quick and easy raw cracker recipe. It’s super easy, takes very few ingredients and is really tasty! They are a perfect compliment to the salsa.
- 2 peaches, peeled and diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 lime, juice from
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and white membrane removed, finely diced
- 2-4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (to taste, I like lots)
- Himalayan salt to taste
- Mix all ingredients in bowl. Chill.
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 medium onion
- 2 medium zucchini, chopped into one-inch slices
- 1 cup freshly ground golden flax
- 2 tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos
- Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Place tomato, onion and zucchini in food processor and process until smooth.
- Add ground flax, Braggs and salt and pepper and process until incorporated.
- Spread 1/4-inch thick on non-stick dehydrator sheet. Score.
- Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour*, reduce heat and dehydrate until dry. 12-24 hours, removing to screens halfway through dehydration.
*Yes, it’s still raw. Want to know why? See the FAQ page.
Ming Louie Stein wrote on May 12, 2015
Hi: I’ve starting reading your blog and I made your basic raw cracker which is absolutely amazing! I substituted some of the sesame seeds with black organic sesame and it turned out fantastic! A question about these veggie crackers, do you peel the zucchinis? I’m going to try a batch without peeling and see what happens. Thank you!
Susan wrote on May 14, 2015
I do not peel the zucchini. There are great nutrients in the skin! That said, you will want to make sure you use organic if you are using the skins. Cheers!
Susan wrote on December 5, 2014
Please see the FYI section on dehydration and ovens. Cheers!
Hannah wrote on November 3, 2014
Hi there, this sounds like an amazing recipe and I really fancy trying the crackers as I always crave something dry and crunchy after a lot of fruit, but I have a question. What is Braggs Liquid Aminos, I have never heard of or seen this before and from a quick google it looks like some sort of engine fluid… Is it necessary for the recipe? Could it be replaced with something else as I don’t think I could get this anywhere where I live.
Susan wrote on November 3, 2014
Hi, Hannah, I can assure you we don’t use engine fluid in any of our recipes. 🙂 You can read all about Braggs here: http://bragg.com/products/bragg-liquid-aminos-soy-alternative.html or just use tamari or a small amount of soy sauce. If you are in the states you can find them at health food stores, whole foods and even some main stream grocery stores.
melissa wrote on March 9, 2014
just wondering if this recipe can be done in the oven on a very low heat? I don’t have a dehydrator 🙁
Betty Ainger wrote on December 5, 2014
I have the same problem – no dehydrator. Would like the same answer you gave this lady. Many thanks.\
Deana wrote on October 21, 2013
These raw veggie crackers are sooo good! I made them this past weekend. I have not had much success with the crackers, but I am getting better at spreading them out thin and even on the teflex. Thank you so much for this wonderful website.