Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Hi Friends! I am so excited to share some exciting news and a delicious recipe with you. If you’re like me, you REALLY want to eat healthier and use local ingredients that are in season… but you sometimes feel stumped by WHAT to make. That’s where Seattle’s Whole Foods Interbay comes in!

Cherry Salsa

I recently got the opportunity to spend a fun and educational evening at Whole Foods to celebrate the launch of their special Whole Plate area. This is a beautiful space where you can take cooking classes or even rent it out for your own events. Chef Anne Haerle is the Healthy Cooking Coach. She shared some amazing cherry recipes with us (they are in season now) including this yummy recipe for Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil.

Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil
Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8, Makes about 1-1/2 cups
Prep time:
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Cherry Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil Cherry salsa makes a sweet and spicy condiment for salmon, chicken or pork. For a milder salsa, remove all of the ribs and seeds from the jalapeño, or leave it out altogether. For an extra special touch, use a dark cherry balsamic vinegar. A refreshing and delicious summer appetizer.
  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
  1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  2. Serve on crackers with a smear of your favorite cheese.
  3. Add small ribbon of basil on top.

Heathy and delicious recipes like this make me feel empowered and inspired! For more awesome food ideas, don’t miss the Whole Plate Grand Opening Party.

 The Whole Plate Grand Opening Party

Whole Plate at Whole Foods Market Interbay

So here’s the exciting news part. Today, Whole Foods Interbay is having a special event. The Whole Plate Grand Opening Party is happening from 4pm-7pm. This FREE celebration features yummy bites, giveaways (included free private lessons, cooking classes and lunches at Whole Plate), along with a 60-second cooking
classes where customers can drop in for free.

Register for Cooking Classes and Get a Deal!

If you can’t make today’s event, no worries! You can still register for Whole Plate Cooking Classes. Some of the upcoming topics include “Knife Skills Workshop with Chef Anne” (I’d love to take this class!), “Not Your Average Salmon,” and “Plant Powered Protein for the Whole Family.” There are tons of classes to choose from!

Here’s the deal: Whole Foods Market Interbay is running a special promotion to offer 20% off any cooking class. Once you select a class (or classes) on the Eventbrite page, just use the promo code WelcomeWP during checkout to
get the discount. The offer is valid through July 14, but can be used on an unlimited number of classes. Go register now!

#WFM Summer Fun

Connect with Whole Foods Interbay

Whole Foods Interbay is the go-to neighborbood store for Seattle residents in the Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, and Interbay neighborhoods. Connect with them on social media so you can be the first to know about special events, deals and news!





Here’s to healthy cooking and healthful eating!



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