This week my CSA delivered me pounds of cherries. Normally I would just pass by cherries in the produce section, but they are hard to avoid when they show up at the house! Knowing I didn’t want to waste them, I looked into creative ways to use them up. This is basically a pico de gallo recipe, but instead you replace the tomatoes with the cherries – SO GOOD!
Why cherries? I’m always curious what the health benefits are in the food I eat, so I looked into it… The cherry (pH 3.32-4.52) is very good at cleansing the digestive system, the darker the cherry the better. They contain magnesium, iron and silicon. Since they eliminate excess body acids they are also helpful with rheumatic disorders. They are also beneficial for the liver, blood and gallbladder and can even help relieve urinary infections. Who knew?
So far I have enjoyed this salsa over a chicken breast and with my morning lettuce wraps. Delicious! Here goes.
I found the recipe on Martha Stewart’s site… Thanks, Martha!
2 cups roughly chopped Cherries
½ small Red Onion, finely chopped
¼ C. fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Jalapeno (seeds removed), minced
1 T. fresh lime juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix everything together and enjoy!