In the Kitchen: Ashley Simper

PEORIA - Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN

Community/Outpatient Dietitian

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson

 

Cherry Gorgonzola Salsa

Enjoy this Illinois seasonal fruit during the summer months.

It’s perfect over grilled fish but can even stand alone on a tortilla chip!

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups sweet cherries, pitted and finely diced

¼ cup green onion, chopped

1 Tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

1/2 jalapeno, finely diced

1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese (or any other type of blue cheese)

Juice of half a lime

 

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Option 1: Serve over fish, chicken or steak. Option 2: Eat as salsa with tortilla chips.

 

Serves 8

 

Nutrition Information

Per ¼ cup serving

Calories: 42

Total Fat: 2 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g

Sodium: 57 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6 g

Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Sugars: 4 g

Protein: 2 g


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