Move over, tomatoes – fruit salsas are amazing!
Who says the only fruit to use in salsas is tomatoes? Fresh sweet cherries offer the perfect flavour profile for the hot-sour-sweet notes commonly found in salsa. I love this recipe because it doesn’t require any measuring or cooking. The amounts below are a rough guideline but after that it’s all up to customizing it to suit your own tastes. If you enjoy this version, you might also like my no-cook strawberry salsa.
- Four generous handfuls fresh sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
- Spoonful of honey or maple syrup
- Juice of 1 – 2 limes, to taste
- 1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced (or more, to taste)
- Several pinches salt
- 2 – 3 tablespoons (30 – 45 mL) finely minced red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (or more, to taste)
- Handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
- Cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours until ready to serve.
Makes approximately 2 cups (500 mL) of salsa.