Cherry Pico de Gallo

Mexican pico de gallo is a fresh, uncooked salsa made primarily with tomatoes, onions, and chiles. In his version, Food & Wine's Justin Chapple mixes the standard tomatoes, white onion, and jalapeño with pitted and chopped sweet cherries, bringing a fresh hit of sweetness to the sauce. This is excellent served as a dip with tortilla chips, but it would also be delicious spooned over grilled steaks, pork, or chicken.

Total Time:
25 mins
Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 3/4 pound sweet cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped

  • 1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion

  • 1 jalapeño—stemmed, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cherries with the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, lime juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cilantro and serve right away with tortilla chips.

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