Nectarine Basil Salsa

Nectarine basil salsa in a wooden bowl.

Don’t be mad at me.

I try to make complete meals. But then I make part of a meal (see picture of juicy, sweet nectarine salsa) and start eating it with blue corn tortilla chips, and suddenly I’m way to tired to make a whole meal.

And then dinner becomes large amounts of chips and salsa washed down with a bowl of ice cream. Gulp.

You understand. It’s the first week of school. I’ve been running around like a crazy lady all week. And when I’m not running around like a crazy lady, I feel the need to be inhaling any and all snacks. So don’t be mad at me for posting something deliciously snack-y, ok?

You didn’t really want to make dinner anyways, did you?

Nectarine basil salsa in a wooden bowl.

Before you start going crazy with the blue corn tortilla chips, let me say this about Nectarine Basil Salsa: it’s important to have a ripe, sweet, juicy nectarine.

Good nectarines can be hard to find, and I seem to be a magnet for the bad ones. I knew this and yet I still spent 5 precious minutes picking out “good” nectarines at the grocery store.  And surprise – those bad, non-juicy ones found me.

All I can say is thank goodness for sugar. And pick your nectarines carefully. You wouldn’t want to mess this snack meal up.

Nectarine basil salsa in a wooden bowl.

Nectarine Basil Salsa

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4


This nectarine basil salsa is made with fresh basil for a delicious, easy, and healthy addition to any meal. Super quick, super easy!


  • 1 ripe, juicy nectarine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves


  1. 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.

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So, um, how do you find a juicy nectarine?

Please and thank you.

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