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Spicy Plum Salsa

Juicy plums and cucumbers mixed with fiery jalapeno chile attain just the right balance of sweet and spicy.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • servings: 12




  • 4 to 6 firm but ripe red plums (1 pound 4 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 large jalapeno chile (seeded if desired), minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Cook's Note

Salsa can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.


  1. Step 1

    Stir together plums, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Adjust flavor with lime juice and sugar if needed. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2011

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