At the Farmer’s Market last weekend, the nectarines looked and tasted delicious (they had samples so I partook, probably more than my fair share, but don’t tell anyone). So I bought a few (or 6). They also had purple basil which I have been dying to try (well not really dying, but I’ve wanted to try it all the same). So I bought a bunch. We’re having Spicy Fish Tacos tonight so I decided to make guacamole and salsa to go with it. For the salsa, I decided to make two different salsas: Spicy Peach Salsa and this one where I pair the nectaries with the purple basil. I liked it. Does the purple basil tastes any different than the green basil, you ask? Well I really couldn’t tell the difference, but it did look pretty.
1 ripe, juicy nectarine
1/4 of medium red onion, diced
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon honey
6-8 purple basil leaves (you could also use the green)
salt and pepper to taste
Dice the nectarine. Add red onion. Stir in honey and lime juice. Cut basil into ribbons and mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Note: If you like spicy, you could add a jalapeno pepper.