Lady Pea Salsa

Lady Pea Salsa Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Amy Wilson
This colorful salsa (and the twist made with watermelon) makes a delicious topping for sliced tomatoes, grilled chicken, or steak.



Makes about 4 cups
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


1 cup diced unpeeled nectarine
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 cups cooked fresh lady peas
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup diced red onion


Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Add peas and next 2 ingredients, and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 24 hours.

Try This Twist!

Watermelon Salsa: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 2 cups seeded and diced watermelon for cooked fresh lady peas.

Mary Allen Perry,

Southern Living

June 2012
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