23 Nectarine Recipes to Make This Summer, Because They’re Just as Tasty as Peaches
Why do peaches get all the attention? Nectarines are just as nutritious and taste mind-blowingly similar (in fact, they can be used interchangeably in just about any recipe). The only real difference between the fruits is peach’s fuzzy skin. This summer, we’re putting the underdog in the spotlight. Here are 23 nectarine recipes to whip up while they’re in season.
4. Corn Fritter Caprese with Peaches and Tomatoes
Behold, summer on a plate. Not only does this dish combine fresh corn, juicy tomatoes and in-season stone fruit, but each fritter is loaded with gooey mozzarella and salty Parmesan to boot. Just substitute nectarines for peaches and dig in.
6. Fried Mozzarella, Basil and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze
The two-ingredient glaze is honestly so simple that you’ll never lean on store-bought again. All it takes is simmering balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a saucepan until reduced and slightly syrupy.
8. Nectarine and Fig Summer Salad with Crispy Pancetta
Not only are there sliced nectarines in the salad, but the whole thing is also tossed in a sweet, tangy nectarine vinaigrette. The dressing comes together in a blender or food processor and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
9. Honey-Ginger Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Not to steal the spotlight from the fish, but we’re most psyched about the uber-versatile salsa. We’d serve it with tortilla chips, use it to top carnitas tacos, add a scoop or two to a green salad or tuck it into a vegetarian quesadilla.
16. 20-Minute Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus
So Insta-worthy that the platter doubles as a centerpiece. Kick your next picnic off with a wilt-proof salad that’s guaranteed to refresh your guests on a hot afternoon. It’s got everything from plums to cherries to sugar snap peas.
20. Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
There are a million reasons to love upside-down cakes, but our top two are: 1) They turn out gorgeous by default and 2) they essentially “frost” themselves. This one stars nectarines baked in brown sugar and butter.
22. Plum and Nectarine Crisp
BRB, burying ourselves in brown sugar-oat streusel. Not only does the topping take over for fussy pie crust, but it also adds an intensely crunchy element to every bite.
23. Raspberry, Nectarine and Sweet Corn Clafoutis
This summer trifecta has never looked better. It comes together in just under an hour and is damn easy on the eyes. Substitute frozen raspberries or canned corn if you can’t find them fresh at the farmers market yet.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.