Fresh cherries and smoky heat make this fresh Cherry Chipotle Salsa a sweet and spicy treat! Serve with tortilla chips or over fish or chicken.
It’s the pick-your-own-cherries season right now and I have fresh cherries coming out of my ears!
What a terrible problem to have, right?
I picked 5 pounds over the weekend just so that I could make this Cherry Chipotle Salsa and a Rustic Cherry Tart. Tomorrow I go back to pick more and I’m thinking a cherry ice cream topping and a cherry-balsamic chicken dish. Ideas are still forming so I’ll have to just surprise you.
This cherry-chipotle salsa is so good. A little smokey heat from the chipotle, sweetness from the cherries and garlic & onion to pull it all together. It’s perfect with some salty chips and a margarita but it’s also delicious over fish or chicken.
I have to admit that I’m not a fan of pitting all those cherries, though. It only took me about 10 minutes but it’s a job I’d really rather skip. I thankfully have a cherry pitter to make the job easier. My mom can pit cherries with just a knife faster than anyone I’ve ever seen! I’m not slow by any means but I’d still rather use a pitter. Or have Mom do it for me when she visits!
You’re really going to love this cherry salsa, I promise you. Now go get picking!
If this recipe looks familiar it’s because it was originally published here in 2010. It didn’t have photos, however, so I thought I’d give it a little update, especially since I love this recipe so much!
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 cups halved fresh pitted cherries
- 1/4 chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 – 2 t. chipotle pepper
- juice of half a lime
- salt (to taste)
- Place garlic clove in a food processor and pulse a few times until finely chopped.
- Add half of the cherries and the rest of the ingredients (except salt) and process until finely chopped.
- Add the rest of the cherries and pulse until cherries are coarsely chopped (you want some larger pieces for a better texture). Season with salt to taste.
The instructions call for a food processor but you can also just chop it all up by hand and mix well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g