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Fresh California Apricot-Cherry Salsa

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Sprightly fruit salsa ushers in first taste of summer (NC) - This colourful, sprightly, fresh fruit salsa combines apricots and cherries with green onions and herbs punctuated by a lively hint of jalapeno pepper.

Fresh California Apricot-Cherry Salsa
Pair salsa with grilled, roasted or sauteed meat, poultry or seafood for a quick flavorful entree. When teamed with low-fat protein sources like cooked diced chicken, shrimp or lean beef, salsa quickly transforms into a main dish salad, especially appealing on warm summer days.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces, fresh, California apricots, pitted and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 12 ounces fresh, California cherries, pitted and cut in half (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded, fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped, fresh thyme or 1/2 dried
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper (fresh or canned)
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Combine apricots, cherries, green onions, basil, thyme and jalapeno peppers; reserve. Whisk together orange juice, lime juice, honey and salt; fold into reserved fruit mixture. Chill several hours to marry flavors. Serve at room temperature.

For more information, visit www.califapricot.com.

Serving Size: Makes 10 - 12 1/4 Cup Servings


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