Cherry Salsa Recipe

cherry salsa
cherry salsa

This cherry salsa recipe can be used with appetizers like a dip for your chips. You can also spread this over your main dish to give it a little extra flavor. Or use it in place of regular salsa for many recipes.

The blend of different flavors in this recipe will really waken up your taste buds.

The combination of spicy, sweet and tartness of the cherries is a unique and delicious taste. So if you are thinking Mexican flavor for your pork or chicken tonight, try making this salsa idea to go with your meal.

Cherry Salsa Recipe

This recipe is a refreshing change from the traditional spicy salsa appetizers. With the sweetness and tart flavor of the cherries, you will want to make this for all occasions.

The combination of sweet and spicy tastes are sure to get your attention. Traditional salsa lovers will be delighted by the change of pace of these flavors.

You can use this salsa with chips and serve it as an appetizer or eat it for a snack. Make it to go with your main course and and spoon it over your chicken or pork meal.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, Side Dish

Degree of Difficulty:


Cherry Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups frozen unsweetened tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh or canned jalapeño peppers, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Cherry Salsa Directions

  1. Coarsely chop frozen tart cherries.
  2. Let cherries thaw and drain reserving 1 tbsp of the juice.
  3. When cherries are thawed, put drained cherries, dried cherries, onions, jalapeños, garlic and cilantro into medium sized saucepan and mix well.
  4. Combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch into a small container.
  5. Mix until smooth and then stir into the cherry mixture.
  6. Cook over medium to medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  7. Let cool and serve with tortilla chips or over pork or chicken meal.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 2.6 oz
Calories 61.5
Total Fat 0.4g
      Sat Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
      Fiber 1.6g
      Sugar 4.7g
Protein 0.9g

Weight Watchers Points

1 pts
1 pts
1 pts
1 pts

The Points Plus and Smart Points values do not include the frozen cherries for this recipe but does include dried cherries per the rules for fruits.

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