Grape and Plum Salsa Recipe

This Grape and Plum Salsa recipe is vibrant as it’s full of stunning colors and fresh flavors. It’s delicious with chips and over grilled chicken, meat or fish. Salsas with plums are an unexpected explosion of fresh, sweet flavor!Grape-Plum Summer Salsa in a purple bowl on a wooden surface.Do you have a signature dish?  Or a signature cookie or drink?

This recipe is my signature summer salsa. Everyone loves it!

Inspiration for Grape and Plum Salsa Recipe

The colors of the fruits are what inspired the ingredient list — I think they’re so beautiful (and delicious!) together.

Grape-Plum Summer Salsa in a white rimmed bowl surrounded with lime and plum slices on wood sruface.

What’s in Grape and Plum Salsa?

  • black grapes
  • green grapes
  • red plums
  • red onion
  • lime juice
  • jalapeño pepper
  • cilantro
  • salt, pepper

Now, imagine all of those beautiful, bright ingredients super finely chopped, mixed and on a lightly salted, slightly warm tortilla chip. Perfection.

Uses for This Summer Salsa

Here are a few super delicious ideas . . .

  • with chips, of course
  • on grilled chicken or fish
  • to spice up grilled steak
  • mixed into a light pasta or dish

Grape-Plum Summer Salsa on a chip above a bowl filled with it.

Substitutions in this Grape Plum Salsa

  • While the recipe includes black and green grapes, you can use any seedless variety you like.
  • I think the bright red plums are gorgeous, but again, use any plums you like.
  • Not into cilantro? Use basil.

I’m hoping to serve this Grape and Plum Summer Salsa recipe many times every summer, and as long as I can get the seasonal ingredients — making calling it my signature summer salsa legit.

I do hope you’ll try it too. 🙂

Enjoy and I hope you’ll find that salsas with plums are as delicious as I do!

And be a star and bring this Grape and Plum Salsa to the next party you’re invited to!

More delicious summer fruit salsa recipes:

Melissa’s Produce sent me samples of the grapes, and as always, all opinions are my own.

grape plum salsa in a white rimmed bowl on wood surface.

Grape-Plum Summer Salsa Recipe

With its vibrant, stunning colors and fresh flavors, this Grape-Plum Summer Salsa recipe is delicious with chips and over grilled chicken, meat or fish.
*Makes about 4 cups
Course Appetizer, Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword summer fruit recipes, summer party food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 21kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • 1 cup black seedless grapes, washed and dried, quartered (I used Melissa's Produce Black Muscato)
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes washed and dried, quartered (I used Melissa's Produce Green Muscato)
  • 1 cup red plums (Elephant Heart plums are perfect), diced (the size of the dice should closely match the size of the cut grapes)
  • ¾ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, washed and dried, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper (red or green), super finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Add all of the ingredients except the salt and pepper, to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir gently.
  • Season to taste with the salt and pepper. (Here's How to Season to Taste.)


Calories: 21kcal



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