Vietnamese Peach Relish


Alice Waters likes eating savory peach relishes with fish. Make sure to use peaches that are firm enough to hold their shape once diced. More Peach Dishes

Vietnamese Peach Relish
Photo: © Tina Rupp
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 serrano chile or jalapeño, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3 firm, ripe medium peaches, peeled and finely diced

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint


  1. In a mortar (or using a mini food processor), pound the garlic and chile with the brown sugar until a paste forms. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the peaches, cilantro and mint.

Serve With

Grilled halibut or shrimp.

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