Jalapeno Nectarine Salsa Fresca

JalapeƱos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. JalapeƱos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat.

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1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 ripe large nectarines, diced (no need to peel them)
2 ripe large plum tomatoes, cut in half, seeds removed, and diced (no need to peel)
1 Tbsp diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp minced cilantro
1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice, or to taste
1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar
Coarse sea salt, to taste (start with 1/2 tsp)1

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and toss to coat everything with the liquids and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight. Taste again before serving, and adjust seasoning with more lime juice or salt, to taste.

Serve with fish or chicken, or with quesadillas.