Monday, September 6, 2010

Ground Cherry Salsa

From Bup's Bistro

In my CSA Box this week, I received ground cherries. Have YOU ever heard of them? I certainly hadn't, so I did some research! These little gems, wrapped in their lantern paper, are related to the tomatillo.  They have the texture of a tomato but are sweeter. I found recipes for ground cherry pies which are similar to other fruit pie recipes.  I wasn't brave enough to make a pie out of something that resembles a tomato, so I kept searching and came across some salsa recipes. None of the recipes were exactly what I was looking for, so I made up my own...

1 c ground cherries, hulled and washed, cut in quarters
1/4 small red onion
1/2 jalepeno pepper
1-11/2 c chopped cucumber
5-6 fresh basil leaves, minced
salt and pepper

The finished product is a sweeter version of traditional salsa, quite tasty! It would be great with fish or chicken, though we just ate it with chips
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1 comment:

  1. I think I remember my mom making jam from ground cherries. I'll have to ask her. I haven't thought about them in YEARS! That's a fun CSA item.