Nectarine Salsa

Okay friends, hear me out on this: nectarines deserve more hype than they get.

They are essentially the same fruit as a peach, but a nectarine expresses a recessive allele that makes it smooth, while a peach does not. They’re like the bald sphynx cats of the fruit world. Still cute and totally loveable, but lack any pop culture relevance. Show em some love with this salsa.


A free box of nectarines was bestowed upon me and I wanted to try something different for once, instead of just eating them as is. With the summer heat kicking in an my lack of motivation to want to turn the oven on, this was a perfect compromise. Super fresh and exceptionally refreshing!

How to make Nectarine Salsa

It’s time to relax and work on your chopping skills(which I actually find to be incredibly meditative), for a salsa that is:




& Fresh

Dice all ingredients

The first step to making this salsa is to finely dice all of your ingredients such as the nectarines, tomato, jalapeno, red pepper, red onion and cilantro. Once everything is diced and of the same general size, add all of these ingredients to a large mixing bowl.

Mix all of the ingredients together

Add the salt and the juice from a lime to the mixing bowl and make it happen! Adjust the salt if necessary, and that’s it!


Serve this salsa with a side of your favorite chips, put it inside a burrito, or sprinkle on top of some nachos. Basically, use it anywhere you’d normally find salsa!


This salsa can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, it is not freezer friendly.

Feeling spicy? Please leave me a comment if you tried out this recipe!

💛 M

Nectarine Salsa

A crisp and fresh salsa made with ripe nectarines, tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro. Perfect for anything you'd normally put salsa on!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack


  • 4 nectarines
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Finely dice all ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and squeeze in lime juice.
  • Enjoy!


To make the salsa less watery, use nectarines that are not overly ripe and remove the seeds from the tomatoes. 
Keyword Fruit

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