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Makes about 1 cup.


    • 1-1/3 cups frozen unsweetened tart cherries
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh OR canned jalapeno peppers, or to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro OR 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch 


Coarsely chop frozen tart cherries.
Let cherries thaw and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon cherry juice.

When cherries are thawed, combine drained cherries, dried cherries, onion, jalapenos, garlic and cilantro in a medium saucepan; mix well.

Combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch in a small bowl; mix until smooth.
Stir into cherry mixture.

Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until mixture is thickened.

Let cool.

Serve with tortilla chips and/or cooked chicken or pork

Recipe courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute


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