1 1/2 cups small-diced, ripe peaches
1/4 medium red onion, peeled and diced small
1/4 yellow, red or orange bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced small
1 jalapeno or other similar-sized hot chili, stemmed, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon minced, fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or chili powder (optional)
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Makes 4 to 5 servings.

— Recipe adapted by McClatchy News Service from "Fine Cooking Fresh."