Thursday, June 12, 2014

Refreshing Nectarine Salsa


As if we need to state more of the obvious reasons to love summer...fresh fruit and produce galore!

I love that there is an abundance in the grocery store as well as the farmers' markets, there is an abundance at home, in the fridge and on the counter and that we are actually home to serve and enjoy this abundance.

Earlier this week nectarines were on sale for a crazy good price!  I thought they were a bit firm, but couldn't pass up this opportunity.  I got home only for Jerry to devour them, despite being as firm as an apple.

So, back to the store yesterday so that there were enough nectarines for snacking as well as this beloved summer favorite refreshing Nectarine Salsa.

This mixture of fresh, juicy produce is so perfect for summer because, I don't know about you, but I'm always thirsty.  Today, did some yard and garden work before playing ball with this kids and I was so darn thirsty.  I was quite thankful to have just the perfect snack waiting in the wings.

Jerry and I nearly devoured this dip in its entirety because it satisfies all of your cravings at once!  Sweet, salty, crunchy and thirst quenching.

I'll certainly be making more...maybe tomorrow!


It is easy to make and just requires a few of the summer's freshest favorites.



Two tomatoes, two nectarines, one large red onion all chopped and added to two cups of corn.  Any of these additions can be adjusted according to your own personal likes.  It turned out to be a lot of corn, which is not a problem for this family.


Then, a healthy 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro was added to the mix.  


Topped with fresh squeezed juice from one lemon (about 1/3 cup).


Finished with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, before gently folding, refrigerating and serving with some tortilla chips.  




RECIPE:

Ingredients:
2 tomatoes - chopped
2 nectarines - chopped
1 large red onion - chopped
2 cups of corn
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
Fresh squeezed juice from one lemon (about 1/3 cup)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, refrigerate (for best flavor) or serve with tortilla chips immediately.  

Would probably also be amazing over some grilled chicken, pork or fish!