Chipotle Cherry Salsa

I recently came across a recipe for chipotle cherry salsa and I was automatically intrigued.  The combination of sweet, spicy and smoky made me so excited to give it a try!  The only time consuming part was removing the pits from four cups of cherries.  It turned out to be well worth it as the salsa was everything I thought it would be: smoky/spicy from the chipotle and sweet and fruity from the cherries.  There’s also a hint of balsamic vinegar that adds another dimension to the salsa. It was a combination that worked out great for the Steak Tacos.

Chipotle Cherry Salsa
(makes about 3 1/2 cups)
Printable Version


  • 4 cups cherries, pitted
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful basil, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth

3 Thoughts on “Chipotle Cherry Salsa

  1. This is such an interesting combo!

  2. This sounds like a fabulous combination. I love the sweet and savory combination, and the smokiness that would be added from the chipotles sounds awesome!

  3. That’s a weird combo, but its also very interesting! The salsa looks delicious, this is going to be bookmarked :)

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