Nectarine Salsa – Stone Cold Delicious

I’ve always loved the marvelous contrast between a hot, smoky piece of meat, and a cold, fruity salsa; and this version featuring nectarines did not disappoint. In fact, the only thing that pairs better with this fresh fruit salsa is a basket of crispy tortilla chips.

This salsa will work with any stone fruit, but nectarines are my favorite. They’re usually sweet, even when still a bit firm, which I prefer texturally over a perfectly ripe price of fruit. Having said that, if you do have a few peaches to use up this summer, this is something to keep in mind.

As I said in my closing arguments at the end of the video, if you think fruit salsa is just too weird, then you need to be reminded that tomato, a fruit, is the most popular salsa ingredient of all time. I rest my case…again. Hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for about 2 cups Nectarine Salsa:
*Note: everything here is “to taste,” so adjust accordingly.
1 cup finely diced nectarine
1/3 cup finely diced onions
1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 tbsp finely diced jalapeno pepper
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
pinch cayenne
pinch freshly ground black pepper