1 cup finely diced seeded peeled cucumber (about 1 medium)
1 cup finely diced nectarines (about 3 medium)
1 cup fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
1/2 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Crumbled feta cheese (optional)
How to Make It
Combine first 14 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Sprinkle cheese on top just before serving, if desired.
Chile peppers like jalapeños can add depth to a recipe, but they also can add some heat. You can control the heat by removing as many or as few of the seeds as you'd like. Since capsaicin, the compound that gives peppers their kick, can stick to your hands, you should wear gloves when handling them.