Lady Pea Salsa

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.


This recipe goes with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Yield: Makes about 4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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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


  1. 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.
  2. Try This Twist!
  3. Watermelon Salsa: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 2 cups seeded and diced watermelon for cooked fresh lady peas.
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