Nectarine & Basil Salsa

Last weekend, our friends had us over for dinner and asked us to bring an appetizer.  We had leftover basil from the night before {we ended up making this and LOVED it!} so I was on the hunt for a tummy appetizer.  I found this nectarine and basil salsa and instantly knew it was worth trying.  We paired it with a side of guacamole, which seemed to be a hit.  The heat from the jalapeño and the sweet nectarine was such a great combo...not to mention the lime juice and basil.  Yum!

Recipe via Pinch of Yum

Ingredients //
1 ripe, juicy nectarine
1½ tablespoons diced red onion
1½ teaspoons minced jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed)
½ teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
4 fresh basil leaves

Method //
Dice the nectarine. Add sugar if the nectarine isn't very juicy and let sit for a few minutes. Add red onion and minced jalapeño. Stir in honey and lime juice. Add a sprinkle of salt or sugar (or both) depending on how you want it to be flavored. Just before serving, cut basil into ribbons and sprinkle over the top.

Serve with a side of guacamole and chips!

xo natasha


  1. Mmmm I love nectarines! And your food photography is top notch in the pic ;) (seriously though, I mean that!)

  2. yum! this sounds so delicious and refreshing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. YUM!!! This is definitely something I will have to try...nice picture, by the way!!!

  4. Hi! I am new to your blog and really enjoy reading it! This recipe sounds so good, I love a sweet/savory salsa - perfect summer appetizer!

  5. oh my gosh this looks so fresh and delicious! I bet it would be good on top of grilled chicken or fish too! xo

  6. I am definitely going to make this! Sounds like a great combination and so refreshing. I still have lots of fresh basil to use in my garden.

  7. Sounds so yummy! I am always looking for a good salad to make for lunch as well.