Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Firecracker Salsa

This spicy mixture wows traditional salsa lovers.

Author: Courtesy of Cherry Marketing Institute
Date: June 02, 2007

Suggestions: Serve with grilled swordfish or tuna. It's also excellent as a topping for burgers.

Serves: 8 person(s)

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Extra Time: 3 hrs to 4 hrs (or overnight) for refrigeration

Ingredients:

    1/2 cup dried tart cherries
    1/2 cup cherry preserves, all-fruit (no added sugar)
    2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup chopped red onion
    1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
    1/4 cup chopped jalapeņo peppers (approx. 2 medium)
    1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (1 to 2 tbsp.)
    1 tsp lime or lemon juice

Directions:

    Combine dried cherries, preserves and vinegar in a small pan; mix well. Cook on medium for 5 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Stir in red onion, yellow bell pepper, jalapeņo peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Microwave Directions:

    Combine dried cherries, preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Microwave on High (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in red onion, yellow bell pepper, jalapeņo peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:43 cals
Kilojoules:180 kJ
Fat:0.0 g
Carbohydrates:10.8 g
Protein:0.0 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:7 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:0.0 g
Calcium:10.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.0 g

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