Cherry salsa

  • 1 serving
  • Easy

This cherry salsa is the perfect accompaniment to cold cooked meats at a summer picnic

Matt Baker's Summer Cherry Salsa Recipe (Photo by: Mariha Kitchen via Getty Images)

This summer salsa recipe combines sweet and spicy flavours and is the perfect accompaniment to cooked meats. It works particularly well with rich meats like duck or venison, but is also great with lamb burgers.



For the salsa base

  • Cherries 450g, stoned and coarsley chopped
  • Fresh chilli 1, finely chopped
  • Red onion 1, finely chopped
  • Tomato 1, roughly chopped
  • Yellow pepper 1, small, finely chopped
  • Coriander 1 handful, chopped

For the dressing

  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Raspberry vinegar 1 tbsp
  • Apple juice 1 tbsp
  • Honey 1 tsp
  • Cold pressed rape seed oil 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Mix together cherries, chillies, tomato, red onion, yellow pepper and coriander in a large mixing bowl.

  • Step 2

    In a separate jar, mix the dressing ingredients together and shake well.

  • Step 3

    Pour the dressing over the ingredients in the bowl and mix gently.

  • Step 4

    Take the mixed ingredients and place in a jar/bowl to stand at room temperature for 3 hours and then serve.