Firecracker Salsa

Summary

Total Time: 20 minutes (with 3 to 4 hours of refrigeration)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice

Directions

Combine dried Montmorency tart cherries, preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well.

Microwave on high (100% power) 60 to 90 seconds, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes.

Stir in red onion, yellow bell peppers, jalapenos, cilantro and lemon juice.

Refrigerate covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Serve with grilled swordfish or tuna. Also excellent as a topping for hamburgers.