17. Plum Salsa salad

January 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Salsa or salad, you decide!

   Plums, the dark red Santa Rosa variety are once again in season in Kenya. Compared to the ones I have eaten in UK, these plums are very juicy and sweet and a bit tart at the same time. The skin also tastes a bit tart. One of my favourite fruits but unfortunately the season is very short, just about 3 to 4 weeks. Plums are rich in vitamin C and K, fiber and antioxidants. Dried plums are called prunes.While the season lasts, I have been busy trying out various recipes using plums. A quick and very easy recipe is plum salsa salad. Have it as a salad or as a salsa with tortilla chips. The sweetness from the plums, the tanginess from the tomatoes and a hint of chilli makes this an exotic salsa or salad. I love to have it a light meal or with sandwiches, soup etc.

updated 14/01/2016





 for 2 as a salad

2 medium tomatoes diced or a cup of cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup of diced plums
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander or cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt or according to your taste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 small red onion finely chopped (approx. ¼ cup)

  1. Remove the seeds from the tomatoes if using the normal variety. If using cherry tomatoes, cut into half.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.


  • Can prepare ahead and keep in the fridge. However do not add the salt till its time to serve.
  • I used  red plums. Any variety can be used.
  • Cut the plums and tomatoes with a very sharp knife to avoid getting them all mushy.
  • If you are going to serve it as a salsa then chop the fruits and vegetable finely.
You may want to check out the following :
pineapple salsa



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