I found some tart and sweet cherries at the farmers market the other day and thought I’d try turning them into a fruit salsa. I’ll tell you straight out that this was a bit more labor intensive than I like, and even though it tasted good, I won’t make it on a regular basis because of the time it took. But for a party? Definitely a fun twist on traditional salsa. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita bread, and you’ll be getting a healthy kick of fruit while you snack.
(One more thing, using a pastry tip as a cherry pitter worked perfectly!)
Recipe: Cherry Salsa
(from Food Network)
2 c. cherries, stemmed, pitted, and chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
Stir all ingredients together until well combined. Serve.