The sweet, salty, and spicy flavors of fresh fruit salsa make it the perfect healthy topping for tacos. It also serves as a low calorie dip for a serving of tortilla chips, and a pretty garnish for grilled fish. Stone fruits like the cherries, nectarines, and plums used in this recipe are ideal for seasonal fruit salsas. Keep in mind that the fruits tend to break down quickly, so make this salsa only an hour or two before you plan to serve it.
Yield: 1 ½ cups
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration time: 15 minutes
10 sweet cherries, pitted and diced
2 white or yellow nectarines, pitted and chopped
1 purple plum, pitted and chopped
1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp red onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
¼ tsp salt
In a medium-sized bowl, toss together the cherries, nectarines, plum, jalapeno, garlic, and red onion. Stir in the chives.
Pour the lemon juice over the salsa and add the salt. Stir to combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to let the flavors blend before serving.
Nutrition information for ¼ cup: Calories 30; Total Fat 0.2 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Trans Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 97 mg; Carbohydrate 7.4 g; Fiber 1.1 g; Sugar 5.6 g; Protein 0.7 g