Husk Cherry and Cherry Tomato Salsa

These two star ingredients are often available together in our Pick Your Own fields, so here’s a recipe that shows them off together! You can also add halved husk cherries (aka ground cherries) to your favorite salsa recipe. Thank you to one of our members, Linda, for suggesting this.

2 cups of ripe husk cherries (aka ground cherries) with husk cherriespaper husks removed, chopped in half
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1-3 regular tomatoes diced)
½ to 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, and diced super small
½ cup diced red onion (can be any type of onion)
chopped leaves from 1 bunch cilantro
1 small clove garlic minced
2-6 tsp lime juice, fresh is nice
½ t salt, or to taste
Ground pepper to taste

Drain tomatoes for a bit if you want a less juicy salsa. Otherwise mix all ingredients in a bowl and tweak flavors as desired. You can hold back on some of the jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper and lime and mix them in to your preference.
Serve fresh with your favorite chips!

Makes about 4 cups. Adapted from a recipe on