Zesty Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

August 18, 2021

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Zesty Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

Recipe and image courtesy of Whole Food Bellies

The market has tomatoes, nectarines and jalapenos aplenty these days. This week’s Market Fresh Cooking recipe is a delightful and easy way to mix up these flavors in delicious summer salad

You can find most of the ingredients at the Farmers’ Market, see you there!

The Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups cubed heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed ripe nectarine
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper seeds removed and flesh chopped very finely
  • tbsp Zest and juice of two limes about 2 juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 ripe avocado cubed
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint leaves torn
  • Salt to taste, I used Himalayan pink salt


  1. Toss tomatoes, nectarine, jalapeño and half of the lime zest together in a large bowl
  2. For the dressing, whisk together the ginger, lime juice, sesame oil and a pinch of salt
  3. Add the dressing to the tomato mixture. Add in the avocado, sesame seeds and half the mint
  4. Gently toss to combine
  5. To serve sprinkle with the rest of the mint and a little bit of lime zest


Substitution: the nectarines can be swapped for ripe peaches instead. If you choose to do this, you may want to peel the peaches so you do not have the fuzzy skin in your salad.

This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!