We love this sweet and spicy Nectarine Salsa! Homemade salsa is simple and delicious and this yummy version takes advantage of seasonal nectarines and tomatoes. Scoop it up with your favourite corn chips, spoon over grilled fish or chicken, or dollop on your favourite tacos.
- nectarines (if nectarines aren’t available, you could substitute peaches or mango. You will need to peel them before dicing.)
- tomato (Use the best looking tomato you can find – we used a yellow heirloom tomato, but choose any colour you like, as long as it’s plump and juicy.)
- fresh cilantro
- a bird’s eye chili (This is a small, hot chili, also known as a Thai red chili. Substitute with jalapeno or another hot pepper if necessary. Be sure to remove the seeds unless you want a lot of heat.)
- shallots (These are small, mild onions. You can substitute with red onions.)
- your choice of sweetener (We like honey, or white or coconut sugar. You can also leave out the sweetener, as the nectarines are naturally sweet.)
Making the Salsa
This salsa is fast and straightforward to prepare. You just dice the ingredients and add them right into the serving dish. The order isn’t especially important, except add the lime juice and your sweetener at the very end.
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- 2-3 nectarines, diced (about 2 cups)
- 1 tomato, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup cilantro, minced
- 1/4 cup shallot, diced (or substitute red onion)
- 1 bird's eye chili, seeds removed, finely diced (also called Thai red chilis, or sub jalapeno, or other hot pepper)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (plus more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
- Add the nectarines, tomato, cilantro, shallot, and chili to a serving dish and stir. Stir in the lime juice and honey/sugar. Taste and add more lime if desired.
About the QuantitiesYou can vary the ratio of nectarines and tomatoes to your taste.
- If nectarines aren’t in season or aren’t available, this would be good with fresh peaches or mango. If using mango, you might not need any sweetener.
- If you can’t find shallots, you can substitute red onions.
- If you can’t find bird’s eye chili, also called Thai red chilis, you can substitute with jalapeno pepper, or any hot pepper (test a small piece to determine how hot it is).
StorageThis is best served fresh. You can store it in the fridge for a few hours or a day or so in a well-sealed container.
Yes, there’s a real live human behind this website. Sylvia here, and what a crazy (yellow and pink!) mood I must be in today. I Photoshopped out the original grey backdrop – it was classier, yes, but not on point with this vibrant and sunny salsa.
Hope you try it! Hope you love it! Please tell me if you do. I always love to hear from not not readers and appreciate all feedback on recipes!