If you’re wanting a summery snack and a change from your typical salsa, you’ll have to try out this Blueberry Salsa! I found the recipe at SouthernLiving.com. It’s a mildly spicy salsa, and it’s a great way to use fresh blueberries during blueberry season. It also has fresh cilantro and red bell pepper in it, which I love. You can serve it with your favorite tortilla chips—I like it with those blue corn tortilla chips.
There were actually two versions of this recipe at the Southern Living site—one with chopped onions and one without. I made it without the onions, but I’d like to try it with green onions next time (I’ve noted in the recipe below that onions are optional). It’s a great snack on a hot day, and we sure have been getting lots of hot days this summer! I think it would also be great as a topping on a salad, instead of using salad dressing. Or you could spoon it over a block of cream cheese and serve it with crackers for an easy appetizer!
BLUEBERRY SALSA by NancyC, adapted from Southern Living
Makes about 3 cups
2 cups fresh blueberries, coarsely chopped
1 cup whole fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion or green onion (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a medium or large size bowl, toss all the ingredients together—the coarsely chopped fresh blueberries, whole fresh blueberries, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh cilantro, seeded and chopped jalapeño peppers, diced red bell pepper, chopped onion or green onion (optional), and kosher salt.
Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Making recipes with fresh blueberries is the best! Do you have a favorite blueberry recipe for summer?
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Looks so pretty and sounds delish!
I am most certainly trying this! Love blueberries and love salsa so what could be better!
Wow! Very interesting salsa. 🙂
This looks great. The blueberries here are so good, we just ate them plain. Must be more disciplined next time!
This is highly nutritious! Btw, can you please share this at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂
PS: While you’re there, can you also join the giveaway? Thank you 🙂
Thanks for the reminder-I linked up! And entered the giveaway. 🙂
This is a good way to use up all these blueberries! I’ve made a blueberry salsa in the past and I remember how many compliments I received on it! It’s a fun summer idea!
I agree–it’s a great summer recipe!
Nancy, thanks for coming 🙂 This post has been bookmarked to try out this summer.
This would be so good for the holiday weekend. Or any weekend really.
I’d love to have you share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/30/4th-july-dessert-lemon-bars/
This salsa looks so incredibly refreshing! I have never heard of a salsa with blueberries, but I am so glad now that I have a recipe for it! Looks really good and something that is perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Amy
OMG!..I always have ton’s of blueberries, this will be a yummy difference, I’ve got to try this.
I’ve got some fresh plum goodness going on Loblolly Lane.
Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
I hope to see you there!
I just had to stop by again to let you know that I’ve Stumbled your recipe. Thanks so much for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you again this week.
Thanks so much for Stumbling, Allison! I’ll be linking up later! 🙂
Very creative idea! Here in Texas we our love salsa and cilantro is the icing on the cake, so it has to be tasty.
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That looks wonderful. I would have thought to use blueberries like that.