By Katie Williams | Published 2019-08-17
Total time: 15 mins | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 10 mins
Yield: 1 cup of salsa | Nutritional guidelines: 256 calories per serving
Category: Side Dish |
Keywords: Salsa, Dip
Ground cherry salsa is the perfect sweet-savory salsa to go with grilled fish, on top of chicken, in your favorite taco or of course with tortilla chips. The orange ground cherries not only taste delicious, they also add great color to your salsa.
This recipe is:
Adopted from a recipe by Valeria Necchio.
Nutrition information is calculated using an online API and should be considered an estimate.
A ground cherry is a fruit, known under a variety of other names: golden berry, husk cherry, husk tomato, cape gooseberry, Inca berry, Peruvian groundcherry, and poha berry. Originally from the Andes, it is cultivated worldwide in tropical and subtropical areas.
Ground cherries are orange in color when ripe, and their most notable feature is the light brown, papery husk which encloses them, making them resemble a tomatillo. The husk (not edible) ensures that the fruit is protected against insects.
Besides being known for medicinal properties, they are delicious to use in the kitchen. Their taste is hard to define, sweet to sweet-sour, resembling pineapple according to some. The season for ground cherries is June and July.