Enjoy Focaccia Nectarine Fruit Bites; easy to make and perfect for a party as you can make them earlier in the day and serve as needed.

focaccia nectarine bites on a platter

Friends, Labor Day weekend is sneaking up on us! Here’s a healthier appetizer to serve if you are hosting, these easy Focaccia Nectarine Fruit Bites. We also love these EASY four-ingredient Salami Wrapped Pepperoncini Rollups!

Focaccia Nectarine Fruit Bites

They are the perfect sharer, a mix of soft bread and some of my other favorite ingredients, like nectrines and salami!

focaccia nectarine bites with toothpicks

Here’s what you need for this appetizer:

  • Salami
  • Necatarine
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Focaccia bread
  • Basil
  • Balsamic glaze (we buy Delallo brand)
  • Kosher salt

round white plate of focaccia nectarine fruit bites with balsamic drizzle

What fruit goes well with nectarines?

Nectarine or peach flavors pair well with almonds, and hazelnuts. Also summer berries, cherries, figs, lemon, lime and basil!

slice of nectarine on focaccia bite with salami

What is the best way to serve focaccia?

There are many ways to serve a focaccia loaf of bread. You may have already tried my Mini Focaccia Sandwich Bites (with different ingredients than this recipe). So good!

You can also serve it along side salads or with your favorite soup. I love focaccia served with my Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup. Focaccia is delicious as a sandwich. You can also use it in a charcuterie board, and grill it with soft cheese.

piece of focaccia bread with salami, cheese, and nectarine slice

Can you toast focaccia?

Yes! You can toast focaccia as you would any other bread. Think “garlic bread” and do the same with a focaccia loaf.

3 women in field on summer evening

I’m going to miss summer evenings like this with great friends. Do you follow my friends, RecipeGirl and Marie Bostwick? They both have great blogs, full of yummy recipes.

They both live in my town, and I’m a lucky girl to have them here. We spent a summer evening together eating dinner in a big field, watching the sun set.

holding a focaccia nectarine bite

Nectarine Toasts on Focaccia Bread

You can pick up nectarines right now at the Farmer’s Market (here in Bend), or even at little farm stands. On the way out to Costco for me, there is a small stand I love to support.

Then grab the other ingredients for these nectarine toasts on focaccia bread!

My friend, Marie, does the CSA boxes. Next year I may try this. Oh, and here’s a little trivia. Did you know Maria has just written her 19th fiction book? It will be out in Spring 2021.

focaccia bread with a slice of nectarine and salami, with basil and balsamic drizzle

Late summer menu

Last week we enjoyed this Caprese Stacks with Grilled Zucchini at her house for dinner.

Then at Lori’s this week, we indulged in her Avocado Pinenut Salad which is one of my favorites to make for company.

Also make a fall cake: Try my Zucchini Banana Cake with Maple Frosting.

Make my Best Grilled Chicken Thighs, and the above recipes, and you have the perfect LABOR DAY menu!


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Focaccia Nectarine Fruit Bites


  • 10 slices salami
  • 1 nectarine, cut into 10 slices
  • 1/2 c ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 loaf focaccia bread, or enough to make 10, 1’’ x 3'’ slices
  • 3 large leaves basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze to drizzle
  • Kosher salt to season


  • Cut the focaccia bread in half on a horizontal axis, then cut into 10 1’’ x 3'’ slices. Toast the bread under a boiler, or in a toaster, until slightly golden. Set aside.
  • Divide and spread the ricotta cheese onto the focaccia toasts. Season lightly with salt, then layer the salami and nectarine. Skewer with a toothpick. Repeat until all of the toasts are made.
  • Plate the appetizer and drizzle with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or chilled.
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close up focaccia bread with a slice of nectarine and salami, with basil and balsamic drizzle

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