Nectarine Salsa

"This is a variation on a nectarine salsa a local pick-your-own farm sells. They printed their recipe in the local paper a few years ago, to their detriment, since I now make my own instead of buying theirs! Jalapeno pepper is optional. Ever since the time I got some on my bare hands and couldn't wear my contact lenses for two days, I've been leery of them, and this tastes fine with or without it. Obviously it will have more of a kick with it. You can also substitute lemon juice for the lime juice. I've also used peaches or pineapple in this. My husband and I have been known to devour this in one sitting. It tastes even better if you put it in the fridge and let the flavors mingle, provided you've the patience to wait that long."
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  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Chill (optional).
  • Serve with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to fish.

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  1. Spicy nectarine salsa...something new to me . As I always say...what you don't know can't hurt you. But how I LOVE surprises! Wonderful.
  2. I make this salsa quite often, at the height of summer when local stone fruits are plentiful and delicious. I also add 1 medium, diced Vidalia onion for some more sweetness and crunch. It is also good with apricots or plums added to the nectarines. So good with grilled chicken, fish or pork!
  3. Great stuff! I thought it might need tomatoes, but it's excellent without. And the jalepeno gives it a nice little kick while cutting some of the sweetness; I usually prefer more salty/ savoury salsas, but I would definitely make this receipe again with no changes.


After a spending my childhood subsisting on a handful of favorite foods, I became a more adventurous eater in my teens and now enjoy trying new foods. It took a little longer for me to get up my nerve to expand my cooking repertoire beyond the basics, but I'm enjoying branching out, especially now with inspiration from the Recipezaar chefs. One of my goals is to reduce the amount of processed food my family eats, so I'm making an effort to cook more from scratch and use local, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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