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Dried tart cherry

The dried tart cherry is not only a great snack, but healthy too. The reason is they not only taste great but they are also a great way to satisfy both mid-day hunger and add some flair to any recipe. Here is a brief of the nutritional information of this dried fruit: Daily serving (1/4 cup – 45g) of dried tart cherries provides the following:
  • 138 Calories
  • 4.55 g protein
  • 28.9g Carbohydrates
  • .23g Fat
So the next time your a looking for a healthy snack, great a handful and enjoy. Here is a recipe for your use the next time you make a recipe: Cherry Salsa  Served with grilled poultry, roast pork or tortilla chips, this spicy mixture wows traditional salsa lovers.
  • 1 1/3 cups frozen unsweetened tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or canned jalapeno peppers, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Coarsely chop frozen tart cherries. Let cherries thaw and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon cherry juice. When cherries are thawed, put drained cherries, dried cherries, onion, jalapenos, garlic and cilantro in a medium saucepan; mix well. In a small container, combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch; mix until smooth, then stir into cherry mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until mixture is thickened. Let cool. Serve with tortilla chips and/or cooked chicken or pork. Makes about 1 cup.
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