Chipotle-Cherry Salsa....the end of the cherries!

I had never thought of making a cherry salsa but on my quest for cherry recipes, I found one that is credited to Mark Bittman and can be found in his cookbook, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.

The combination of smoky chipotles and sweet cherries intrigued me....and there were just enough left to give it a try.  We weren't disappointed and we were ever so happy to have leftovers!!  We served the salsa with pork tenderloin that had been grilled.  The tenderloin had been rubbed with Big Dude's recommendation, Head Country All-Purpose Championship Seasoning.  It gave the tenderloins a nice, light smoky flavor. Mmmmm gooood!

Chipotle-Cherry Salsa

2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 Tbsp chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put all  of the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir  to combine.

Let sit for 5 minutes, then taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more chile, lime or salt as needed.

Serve at room temperature.  The salsa may be covered and refrigerated for up to two days.

Wasn't that simple?  We thought it was really tasty....and, this marks the end of the cherries!  Enjoy!!

I am sharing at Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's County Cottage and Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.


  1. I love Cherries and living in WI I can use Door County Cherries~ If you like cherries you would like Door County Cherry Marinated Pork Tenderloin~ This salsa recipe sounds wonderful:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. This looks fantastic. I have sometime similar planned for cherries this weekend.

  3. As soon as I read the title, my thought was pork tenderloin and I can almost taste it from here. It looks thick and delicious. Since there is no sugar, I assume you used sweet cherries and as it turns out our neighbors mother has a tree that is producing right now. Thanks for the mention.

  4. Oh my--- this has my name written ALL over it!

  5. This sounds delicious.... what a great topping...

  6. Looks delicious, and I love your photos. xoA

  7. This sounds and looks really good. Can't wait to give it a try!

  8. Have some dark sweet cherries in the freezer. Must try this!

  9. Did you say Chipotle Cherry Salsa????? This is going straight to my "must make" file.

  10. Oh no! Cherry season is over (sigh). Chipotle and cherries would make a really nice flavor combination. Delicious!


  11. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. This sounds wonderful! I made a similar cherry salsa last week to serve with pulled pork. I just love spicy fruit salsas!


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