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Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa

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.

Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa - it is SO GOOD and is perfect with chips, over fish, on crusty garlic bread!

 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.

Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa - it is SO GOOD and is perfect with chips, over fish, on crusty garlic bread!

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!
Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa

Fresh Cherry-Chipotle Salsa

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Place garlic clove in a food processor and pulse a few times until finely chopped.
  2. Add half of the cherries and the rest of the ingredients (except salt) and process until finely chopped.
  3. 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.

Notes

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

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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