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We are in the height of blueberry season here in Georgia and this blueberry salsa recipe is the perfect way to celebrate! Fresh blueberries, spicy jalapenos, and plenty of cilantro and lime juice make this easy blueberry salsa recipe the perfect healthy side dish to your summer BBQ menu.
Stock up on fresh blueberries when you can!
I have been getting some off my bushes this year. (whatever the birds leave me!) I am also finding North Carolina blueberries at 2 pints for $3.00 so I have been stocking up.
Freezing blueberries is very easy. Just spread them out on a cookie sheet and set the entire sheet into the freezer overnight. Once the berries are frozen, just dump them into a plastic freezer bag or other freezer safe container and they will last for months.
Here is a good recipe from the July edition of Southern Living for blueberry salsa. I was a little unsure when I made it but it tasted heavenly and everyone at the pool party really seemed to enjoy it.
If you are looking for more blueberry recipes, try my blueberry oatmeal cookie bars. I love the fresh flavors of this salsa and it is great for people who are gluten free, Whole30, or eating a raw food diet.
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How do you serve fresh blueberry salsa?
This blueberry salsa recipe is delicious with traditional tortilla chips but personally, I love them on toasted pita chips that have a touch of cinnamon and sugar on them. The combination of sweet and tart makes for a deliciously healthy snack recipe!
If you grow and preserve your own herbs, you can make homemade salsa pretty much all year long. Try to buy local blueberries whenever possible. Personally, I would rather buy in bulk in the summer and freeze them back than get stuck buying blueberries from Chili in the winter months.
Make sure to invest in a blueberry cookbook or two. You would be amazed at the number of both sweet and savory blueberry recipes you can find.
Blueberry Salsa Recipe for Healthier Snacking!
This blueberry salsa recipe makes healthier snacking so much tastier and delicious! Print it below!
- 2 cups coarsely chopped blueberries (I pulsed mine 2 to 3 times in the food processor)
- 1 cup fresh whole blueberries
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (I added a little less...very tart berries already!)
- 3 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro
- 2 seeded and minced jalapenos
- 1/3 cup finely diced bell pepper (calls for red but I only had green)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- (I added a sprinkle of sugar since the berries were pretty tart and about 1/4 cup chopped green onion and but those are not in the actual recipe)
- Mix together and serve or chill to let set (mine set in the fridge for about 4 hours and the flavors blended nicely)
- Serve with your choice of tortilla chips/pita chips/bagel chips or whatever.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.