Chunky Plum Salsa Cruda Highlights Summer Fruits and Vegetables

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 24, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post Chunky Plum Salsa Cruda: Sweet plums in season highlight this fresh, rustic chopped salsa, which works well with simple grilled fish, steak or chicken. You could also put it over cooked pasta or greens if you like!

When summer hands you a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, you get busy with a knife.

Flavorosa Plumcots from Melissa's Produce on Shockingly DeliciousBeautiful summer Flavorosa Plumcots from Melissa’s Produce were the inspiration for this salsa. Flavorosas  – 75% plum and 25% apricot – have a dark skin and dark red flesh, with flavor hints of plum, cherry, pomegranate and honey. It’s a super sweet plum with low acidity, available now and gone soon. Get them while you can!  And if you can’t find them, feel free to use any plum that you fancy. You can also sub pluots or  apriums — complex hybrids of plum and apricot.

This chunky, rustic looking fruit and vegetable salsa is great over grilled fish, steak, chicken, or even on hot pasta.

Let your imagination soar as you think of ways to use it! (I have 5 other suggestions right below the recipe if you need a little help.)

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Recipe: Chunky Plum Salsa Cruda

Summary: Sweet plums in season highlight this chunky, rustic chopped salsa, which works well with simple grilled fish, steak or chicken.


  • 2 green onions, chopped finely
  • 4 mini sweet bell peppers (a variety of colors if possible), stemmed, seeded and chopped finely
  • 24 briny olives (Kalamata or Nicoise preferred), pitted and chopped (fewer olives if you prefer)
  • 1 tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 Flavorosa Plumcot (or use your favorite plum), chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons orange-flavored olive oil (I used Blood Orange Olive Oil from Hotel Valencia)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix gently until everything is coated with the oil. Scrape into a pretty serving dish and serve!
  2. Serves 6 as a relish or condiment.Chunky Plum Salsa Cruda |

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Dorothy Reinhold |

Other ways to use plums and plumcots

  1. My Indian Plum Chutney
  2. Cooking on the Weekends’ Lemon Quinoa Plum Avocado Salad
  3. Geez Louise’s Olive Oil Cake with Plums and Almond Cream
  4. Two Broads Abroad’s Plum Sauce with Curried Chicken
  5. Kitchen Konfidence’s Ripe Plum Tabbouleh

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

This recipe originally was published in July 2014, and republished today.

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the plums for recipe testing.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Luna August 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

This looks so good. The picture of the plum alone was enough to make my mouth water.


Megan @ Cook Ware Lab August 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm

This recipe looks so tasty. I wanna try this.


Catalina @ Peas & Peonies July 26, 2017 at 12:43 pm

I love fruit! And I love trying new recipes!


Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie July 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

WOW! This looks and sounds amazing! I need to make this before summer is over!


Michelle @ The Complete Savorist July 26, 2017 at 12:18 am

Love all the freshness going on in that bowl. I was introduced to the plumcot last year and I fell in love with them.


Love Bakes Good Cakes July 25, 2017 at 4:37 pm

I would never have thought to use plums like this! I love how colorful it is!


Hadia July 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

This sounds so good, and I love how versatile it is! Love the colors too!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 25, 2017 at 11:27 am

Loving this fruit salsa! All I need is chips and devour the whole bowl!


Lora @savoringitaly July 25, 2017 at 3:25 am

This is a perfect way to use up the summer’s sweet stone fruits and I would use it in so many different ways!!


Nicole Taggart July 25, 2017 at 1:06 am

the salty sweet combo sounds do good!


Dorothy Reinhold July 25, 2017 at 6:24 am

Exactly right…that sweet fruit, those salty olives. It’s a yumfest. 🙂


Patricia @ Grab a Plate July 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

This is such a great idea! I love the colors, and the salty olives added to these sweet plums! Nice!


Dee July 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

I absolutely love the mix of flavors you used. I’d probably want to eat this straight from the bowl!


Dorothy Reinhold July 25, 2017 at 6:24 am

And it’s GOOD that way!


Jen July 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

What a great addition to tonights grilled chicken!


Erin @ The Speckled Palate July 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

I just ADORE the colors of this salsa cruda! And what awesome flavors you’ve got going on in it, too. Seriously, I could eat an entire bowl!


Dorothy Reinhold July 25, 2017 at 6:25 am

I might have. Not telling. 🙂


Angie | Big Bear's Wife July 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

I want to make this over and over again just for the plums! Such a pretty dish too!


Jeanne @JollyTomato July 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Love, love, LOVE summer salsas with stone fruit…especially with fresh grilled chicken or fish off the grill : )


Dorothy Reinhold July 9, 2014 at 7:03 am

Oh yeah, fish right off the grill with this on top. Eyes closed. YUM!


Priscilla - She's Cookin' July 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I thought they were called pluots! Happy that it’s stone fruit season again and a chunky salsa crudo has no limitations :))


Valentina July 4, 2014 at 6:43 am

Gorgeous plums! Thanks for including me. Now, pass the tortilla chips, please. 😉


Geez Louise! July 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

I know I would love this… So versatile too, you could mix this into cous cous, pasta, serve over spinach or arugula… mmmmmm


Dorothy Reinhold July 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

Louise, I would ROCK over spinach!


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