Cherry recipes for all occasions

    Recipe: Cherry Salsa

    Cherry Salsa


    • 1/2 Cup cherry preserves
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 Cup chopped red onion
    • 1/2 chopped yellow bell pepper
    • 1/4 chopped jalapeno pepper, or to taste
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
    • 1/2 Cup dried tart cherries

    Directions (makes 1 1/2 cups)

    Combine dried tart cherries, cherry preserves and vinegar in a small microwavable bowl; mix well. Microwave on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Stir in red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate, covered, 3-4 hours or overnight. Serve with grilled swordfish or tuna. It is also excellent as a topping for hamburgers.