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Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa

A cinch to throw together.

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

For how easy it is to make, fruit salsa is pretty impressive….an excellent ROI, or return on investment for the time it takes to make it.

It makes a colorful condiment, side dish, topping for meat and fish, or dip for chips.

Fruit salsa is perfect for summer get-togethers, parties, appetizers, picnics, cookouts or even dessert.

I especially like the taste of fruit salsas that have sweet and savory flavors, and soft and crunchy textures.

In this recipe there are a combination of flavors; fruity, sweet, spicy, grilled…plus the savory flavors of red onion, jalapeno and cilantro.

It’s juicy and the colors are so darn pretty and vibrant that it can dress up fish or chicken in a matter of minutes.

This delightful salsa is made with grilled nectarines.

Grilled Skewered Nectarines on plate

To me, when grilled, the nectarines taste a bit sweeter and softer.

The problem I have when I grill nectarines is that I sample them….one after the other because they’re so good.

And then I run short for my recipe.

So if you’re like me, adding a few more skewers of nectarines to the barbecue may be a good thing.

This delicious salsa can be served as an appetizer, side dish; topping for shredded pork, beef, fish, or chicken; a topping for tacos, nachos, tostadas; as a dip for pita or tortilla chips; or as a snack.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa on plate

Nectarines, blueberries, red onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, lime, salt, and agave nectar

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Heat the barbecue grill on medium heat.

Cut nectarines on cutting board

For the Nectarines – With the skin still on the nectarines…

Cut nectarines in skewers

…cut the fruit from each side of the seed in large pieces.

Nectarines on skewers on plate

Skewer the pieces of nectarines length-wise.

Add agave nectar on nectarines

Drizzle agave nectar on the nectarines.

Brush agave nectar on nectarines

Using a cooking brush, spread the nectar on all sides of the nectarines.

Skewered nectarines on BBQ grill

Grill the nectarines until they have grill marks on each side (about 5 minutes on each side).

Skewered nectarines on BBQ grill

Remove from the grill…

Grilled nectarines on skewers

…and set aside to cool.

Chopped red onions on cutting board

For the Salsa – In a medium size bowl,

Add chopped onions to bowl

add the onions.

Cut jalapenos on cutting board

Just before chopping the jalapenos, an easy way to get rid of the seeds is to cut off the sides of the pepper first so that the seed area in the middle is completely separate like in the picture above.

Chopped jalapenos on cutting board

Then just discard the middle seed area, and chop away at the rest of the pepper.

Add chopped jalapenos to bowl

To the bowl, add the jalapenos…

Chopped cilantro on cutting board

…and…

Chopped cilantro on cutting board

…cilantro.

Chopped grilled nectarines on board

Chop the nectarines in large enough pieces so that they’re not mushy…

Add cut nectarines to bowl

…and add them to the bowl.

Add lime juice to nectarines in bowl

Then add the lime juice,

Add salt to nectarine salsa

salt,

Add blueberries to bowl

and blueberries.

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

Gently mix the ingredients.

Add agave nectar to nectarine salsa

Add agave nectar (to taste).

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

Gently mix in the nectar.

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

Serve as a side dish,

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

…on top of fish or chicken,

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

or by itself as a snack and…

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa in bowl

…enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Fruit Salsa Recipes You May Like:

Mojito Melon Salsa by How Sweet It Is

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Kiwi Salsa by Simply Recipes

Mango Key Lime Salsa by Coupon Clipping Cook

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Grilled Nectarine Salsa

Grilled Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa

A cinch to throw together.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Condiment, Fruit Salsa, Salsa
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 4 nectarines
  • 3 teaspoons agave nectar for the nectarines
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries rinsed, stems removed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 3 teaspoons agave nectar for the salsa, or add to taste
  • 4 skewers

Instructions

  • Heat the barbecue grill on medium heat. 
  • For the Nectarines - With the skin still on the nectarines, cut the fruit from each side of the seed in large pieces. Skewer the pieces of nectarines length-wise. 
  • Drizzle agave nectar on the nectarines. Using a cooking brush, spread the nectar on all sides of the nectarines. Grill the nectarines until they have grill marks on each side (about 5 minutes on each side). Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.
  • For the Salsa - In a medium size bowl, add the onions, jalapenos, and cilantro. Chop the nectarines in large enough pieces so that they are not mushy. 
  • Add the lime juice, salt, and blueberries. Gently mix the ingredients. Add agave nectar (to taste). 
  • Serve as a side dish, on top of fish or chicken, or by itself as a snack.
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This recipe was originally posted on June 30, 2014.

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2 Comments

  1. Those bowls are so cute! If only I didn’t need to fly to Peru to get them!

    • Hi There, thank you. I would be buying more of those cute bowls if they weren’t so far away! Have a nice rest of the weekend.