Ground Cherry Salsa
1 pound ripe ground cherries, halved or smaller (about 2 cups)
½ pound Roma or cherry tomatoes, diced (about 1 cup)
1 large jalapeno, seeds removed and finely minced
½ red onion, minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
½ teaspoon salt pinch ground pepper
2 to 6 teaspoons lime juice (1 to 2 limes)
sugar to taste (up to 1 teaspoon)
Place chopped tomatoes in a colander and let drain for 30 minutes. As they drain, layer ground cherries, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cilantro on top. Shake colander to drain off excess juice; discard juice. Transfer to a bowl and add salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons lime juice. Toss to combine, taste, and add more lime juice and sugar to taste.
This salsa can be made 2 to 3 hours in advance, but hold off adding the salt, lime juice, and sugar till just before serving.