Mount Vernon Cherry Chutney

Yield: 1 cups

1 cup fresh* dark sweet cherries, pitted and finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped yellow bell pepper, seeds removed
2 tablespoons minced sweet onion
teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed
teaspoon dried mint 
1/8 teaspoon salt

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together. Cover and chill for about 2 hours.
  2. Serve 2 tablespoons cherry chutney atop cooked hot dogs in a heated bun.

*NOTE:  Frozen dark sweet cherries may be substituted for fresh. If using frozen cherries, allow them to thaw and then mix with remaining ingredients. Drain extra liquid just before serving. Fresh cherries may be chopped in a food processor.
National Hot Dog & Sausage Council