Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime Recipe - Mexican Cuisine

Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime

Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime Recipe - Mexican Cuisine
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 6


Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime
Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime

This Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime is a refreshing and flavorful addition to any meal. The combination of sweet cantaloupe, tangy lime juice, and spicy adobo sauce creates a unique and delicious relish that pairs well with grilled meats, seafood, or even as a topping for tacos or salads.


This recipe is a modern twist on traditional fruit relishes, which have been enjoyed for centuries in various cultures around the world. The addition of chipotle and lime adds a bold and zesty flavor profile that is sure to impress your taste buds.


How to prepare

  1. Combine all ingredients one to two hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.


  • Try using different types of melon, such as honeydew or watermelon, in place of cantaloupe.
  • Add diced jalapeno for extra heat.
  • Mix in chopped cilantro or mint for a fresh herbaceous flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to dice the cantaloupe into small, uniform pieces to ensure even distribution of flavors.

- Adjust the amount of adobo sauce to suit your personal preference for spiciness.

- For a milder version, you can substitute the adobo sauce with a pinch of smoked paprika.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this relish alongside grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp.

- Use it as a topping for tacos, salads, or grilled vegetables.

- Enjoy it as a refreshing snack on its own.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to refrigerate the relish for at least one hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have adobo sauce, you can use a pinch of smoked paprika or chipotle powder instead.

Make Ahead Tips

This relish can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the relish in a small bowl or on a platter garnished with fresh herbs or lime wedges.

Pairing Recommendations

This relish pairs well with grilled meats, seafood, or even as a topping for tacos or salads.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- This relish is best served chilled and does not need to be reheated.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- Approximately 50 calories per serving.


- Cantaloupe: 14g per cup

- Sweet onion: 11g per cup

- Lime juice: 2g per tablespoon

- Adobo sauce: 1g per teaspoon


- This recipe is low in fat, with less than 1g per serving.


- This recipe is low in protein, with less than 1g per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Cantaloupe is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.

- Sweet onion is a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

- Lime juice is a good source of vitamin C.


This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.


This Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals.


This Fruit Relish with Chipotle and Lime is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for summer entertaining. With its sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors, it is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or picnic. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Maria in her cozy little kitchen. As soon as I walked in, I was hit with the mouthwatering aroma of fresh fruit and smoky chipotle peppers.

Maria greeted me with a warm hug and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. "I have a new recipe to share with you, my dear," she said, her hands already busy chopping up a colorful assortment of fruits.

Curious, I peered over her shoulder as she added in the chipotle peppers and a generous squeeze of lime juice. The mixture sizzled and bubbled in the pan, releasing a tantalizing blend of sweet, spicy, and tangy aromas.

I watched in awe as Maria worked her magic, her hands moving with speed and precision born from years of practice. She explained each step of the process to me, her voice filled with passion and excitement.

As the relish simmered on the stove, Maria regaled me with tales of how she had learned this recipe from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. She spoke of the care and love that went into every batch, the way each ingredient was carefully chosen and prepared to create a symphony of flavors.

I listened intently, hanging on her every word. In that moment, I knew that I had to learn how to make this fruit relish for myself. I begged Maria to teach me, promising to follow her instructions to the letter.

With a smile, she handed me a pen and a piece of paper, telling me to write down every detail of the recipe. I eagerly complied, scribbling down the measurements and instructions as she dictated them to me.

Once the relish was ready, Maria spooned some into a small dish and handed me a fork. I took a hesitant bite, unsure of what to expect. But as soon as the flavors hit my tongue, I was in heaven.

The sweetness of the fruit was perfectly balanced by the smoky heat of the chipotle peppers, while the lime added a refreshing zing that tied it all together. It was unlike anything I had ever tasted before, a culinary masterpiece that danced on my taste buds.

I couldn't help but exclaim in delight, showering Maria with praise for her culinary prowess. She simply laughed and hugged me, happy to share her passion with someone who appreciated it as much as she did.

From that day on, I became obsessed with perfecting the recipe for fruit relish with chipotle and lime. I experimented with different combinations of fruits, adjusted the levels of spice and acidity, and tweaked the cooking process to achieve the ideal texture and flavor.

I made batch after batch, sharing them with friends and family who were equally enamored with the dish. I even entered a local cooking competition and won first place, much to the surprise and delight of Maria.

But no matter how many accolades I received, I always made sure to credit Maria for teaching me the recipe that had captured my heart. I knew that without her guidance and expertise, I would never have been able to create such a delicious and memorable dish.

To this day, whenever I make fruit relish with chipotle and lime, I think of Maria and the special bond we share through our love of cooking. I am grateful for her friendship, her wisdom, and the precious gift of this recipe that has brought so much joy and flavor into my life.


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