Seasonal Ground Cherry Salsa

This recipe could not be easier to pull together and is absolutely delicious! Like I mentioned, moving forward I am going to be focusing on sharing delicious recipes with you all that promote seasonal, local ingredients. I want to reshape how we view "healthy eating" and our relationship with our food...in order to do that we have to start thinking differently, and honestly I am so excited to bring you along for this journey. 

So much of what I see in the media and hear from my clients is that healthy eating has to have lots and lots of rules. It excludes so many foods and food groups, it involves 30 day cleanse, detoxes, and challenges, and has very little to do with how we as humans are connecting with our food and our bodies. 

ground cherries

I truly believe that achieving a healthy relationship with your food, your body, and addressing any deep routed weight concerns starts with connecting with a food culture that means something to you and supports a lifestyle that supports health and happiness. 

I know first hand how empowering it can be to connect with your food is a way that supports your body, your family, and your community. Dieting has never and will never do that for anyone. Why? Because dieting is isolating, has nothing to do with any food culture, and promotes body insecurities (as opposite as that may sound).

Hence why moving forward I am focusing on sharing meals with you all that are nutrient dense, seasonally focused, and encourage a relationship with food that is empowering. I am so excited about this focus moving forward and I hope you all are too!

ground cherries

Now onto this recipe, who knows what a ground cherry is? If you're anything like me I had no idea what these paper covered looking things were. Are they are fruit? Are they a vegetable? How do you use them?

Little did I know that they are grown really well here in New England during the early Fall and are a delicious alternative to your traditional grape tomato. Some people will also use them in more pastry type recipes, but I love incorporating them in salads, stir fry's, and delicious salsas like this recipe. 

ground cherry salsa

seasonal ground cherry salsa


Ingredients

  • 1 pint ground cherries
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Method

  • Slice ground cherries and cherry tomatoes into halves and place in medium size bowl.
  • Next, dice garlic cloves, parsley and red onion finely and add to bowl. 
  • Add olive oil, lime juice, cumin, black pepper, and sea salt to bowl and mix until well combined. 
  • Serve as a topping with tacos or tortilla chips and enjoy. 

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