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 Monties 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.