A medium-sized nectarine has only 62 calories. Small nectarines have about 50 calories, and large ones can have up to 80 calories.
Here are some pretty simple recipes for them, although of course they are just as nice eaten fresh!
Nectarine Basil Salsa
1 ripe, juicy nectarine
1½ tablespoons diced red onion
1½ teaspoons minced jalapeno (seeds and ribs removed)
½ teaspoon lime or lemon juice
½ teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
4 fresh basil leaves
Dice the nectarine. Add sugar if the nectarine isn't very juicy and let sit for a few minutes. Add red onion and minced jalapeño. Stir in honey and lime juice. Add a sprinkle of salt or sugar (or both) depending on how you want it to be flavoured. Just before serving, cut basil into ribbons and sprinkle over the top.