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Healthy Recipes: Cherry Salsa


4 Tomatillos, chopped*
1 Tbsp. water
3 small scallions, green and white parts separated, thinly sliced
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup dark sweet cherries (frozen or fresh), pitted, chopped*
1 pinch of ground black pepper or 1/8 tsp Tabasco sauce

In nonstick skillet, heat tomatillos with 1 tbsp. of water for approximately 3 minutes.

Add scallion whites and cook one minute. Add lemon juice, cherries and pepper and cook additional minute. Remove from heat; add scallion greens.

Refrigerate for at least one hour.

If using with poultry or fish, bring to room temperature or reheat before serving.

*Tomatillos and cherries can be chopped (separately) in a food processor.

Makes 8 servings, 2 Tbsp. each.

Per serving: 15 calories, 0 grams of fat (0 g saturated fat), 4 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium.