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Pluot Salsa

Pluot Salsa
Pat Tanumihardja for NPR /

The fresh flavors of summer shine through in this sweet and tangy salsa, even without tomatoes. Savor it with cheese and crackers or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork chops.

Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

1 tablespoon lime juice (1/2 large lime)

2 teaspoons sugar

1 pound pluots (about six), pitted and chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/4 medium onion, or two shallots)

1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped

1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves, finely chopped

1 to 2 red Thai chilies, chopped

Pinch of ground cumin


Ground white pepper

In a large bowl, mix together the lime juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Toss in the remaining ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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