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White bowl of fresh cherry salsa garnished with cilantro and a slice of jalapeno. Spoon alongside the bowl.

Cherry Salsa

sweet cherries, tangly lime and zippy jalapenos make a perfect cherry salsa for just about anything!
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 32kcal


  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 sharp chef's knife
  • 1 cherry pitter optional
  • 1 citrus press optional


  • 2 cups sweet cherries pitted
  • ½ medium jalapeno seeded, ribs removed (for more heat add more with the seeds and ribs)
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients together and stir.
  • Adjust to taste.
  • Enjoy!


  • A cherry pitter is helpful. If you don't have one, use your knife to cut around the cherry, remove the pit with your fingers, and proceed to chop the cherries.
  • A citrus press is a quick and easy way to juice the limes.
  • Adjust heat by leaving or omitting the ribs and seeds of the jalapeños. Leaving ribs and seeds adds heat, removing ribs and seeds lessens heat. 
  • If you like a less chunky more juicy salsa, pop all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you have your desired consistency.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg