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Fresh Cherry Salsa with Delightful Palate’s Stone Fruit Nectar and Basil

Fresh Cherry Salsa with Delightful Palate’s Stone Fruit Nectar and Basil

Fresh Cherry Salsa with Delightful Palate’s Stone Fruit Nectar and Basil

Cherries are bursting at the seams with flavor right now because they are at their peak and see how beneficial they are for us.

2 ½ cups sweet cherries, pitted and roughly chopped

1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped

3 Tablespoons red onion, finely chopped

3 Tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped

3 Tablespoons Delightful Palate’s Stone Fruit Nectar

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1/4-teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Chia seeds add crunch, but are loaded with Omega 3, fiber, and protein

 

I cup of cherries has:

90 calories,

Good source of Vitamin C, and also contains Vitamin A, calcium. protein and iron

 3 grams of fiber, which aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, control blood sugar, and can help with weight loss

Potassium and Anthocyanin to support muscle, our heart

Antioxidants to prevent chronic diseases

Boron for bone health

Melatonin for our sleep cycle