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Chef John's Nectarine Salsa

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 33
Original recipe yields 6 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Combine nectarines, bell pepper, onions, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro in a bowl. Stir in lime juice, olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate to let flavors develop, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Before serving, stir in black pepper. Add a pinch more salt, if needed.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Note:
  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 33 calories; 1.7 4.5 0.5 0 195 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Refreshing, not too sweet, bit of a kick. - I think I over-pinched the cayenne but I like it hot. Great way to enjoy tasty farmer.s market fruit and veggies. Easy to make.

Most helpful critical review

I usually love Chef John's recipes, but I was disappointed with the nectarine salsa. It seemed rather bland. I think it needs other fruit such as mangoes and pineapples to pep it up.

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Refreshing, not too sweet, bit of a kick. - I think I over-pinched the cayenne but I like it hot. Great way to enjoy tasty farmer.s market fruit and veggies. Easy to make.

Delicious! I doubled the recipe, using one nectarine and one peach. Also, used a serrano pepper instead of jalepeno. My family loved it served with our homemade pupusa.

Made this for a group BBQ to go with the BBQ Flattened Chicken. Made 2 batches - 1 as written & 1 without the Jalapeno (I don't do hot!). Rave reviews from everyone! Leftovers were really enjo...

A nice easy way to dress up simply prepared fish.

We really enjoyed this recipe ... having most of the ingredients from our garden. thank you for yet another great tasting recipe that will be made a lot - one of our new fav's

Will make it again. I did not have jalapeño so I added a green pepper and crushed chilly pepper for extra spiciness

Another great recipe! Thanks Chef John! Made to exact-family loved it.

I made this as per the recipe, except I misread the red peppers and put in red onions. Once I saw my mistake, I put in red peppers. Still very good!

Loved it!!!!