The plums absorb the full-bodied spiciness of the salsa to give it a light, smoky-sweet flavor. Perfect as a side or snack on a hot summer day or as an accompaniment to tacos or grilled pork. This salsa can be heated up to taste by adding more or hotter varieties of peppers. As is, this salsa would probably be classified as mild.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix tomatoes, onion, plums, poblano chile pepper, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, black pepper, and chili powder in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 1 hour.


Cook's Note:

For hotter salsa, add 1/4 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper and an additional fresh chopped habanero or serrano pepper.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.6g 2% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 100.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This is awesome! And very easy to substitute ingredients if you are missing any. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I'm crazy about this recipe and so are my friends. I'm surprised this recipe isn't rated higher. It is quite easy to adjust to your tastes and it seems quite forgiving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is awesome! And very easy to substitute ingredients if you are missing any. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is easy delicious and unique! Plums are so perfect for a fruit salsa particularly if they are firm and just a bit tart. I brought this to a party and it was a huge hit. Tasted great with regular tortilla chips and with sweet potato chips. I altered the recipe slightly only because I discovered I didn't have enough tomatoes so I substituted some chopped cucumber. Obviously this recipe is easily adjusted to your tastes and preferences. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've made this 3 times and it always pleases. I add more plums and cilantro but the rest stays the same. Yum. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love plums. When I saw this recipe I had to try it. I made this to take to a Fajita dinner party with friends. It was gone so fast! Very good! I will probably serve it more in the summer months but it would be good with any Mexican themed dinner . Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I never would have made this recipe but I found this in the allrecipes magazine and decided to did it a try. I am so thankful that I did. My husband was skeptical when I told him but we both devoured it. I served it on toasted baguette slices with goat cheese. Amazing! You have to try this. Read More