I made you something with vegetables!

Blueberry Lime Salsa I howsweeteats.com

Sort of. [?]

It’s really important that I stress the vegetableness going on today considering I have a mouthful of white trash this very instant. Are you familiar with white trash? And I’m talking about the sweet and salty snack mix and not your friendly neighbors with the braid down the middle of their back [him] and the nasty chewing tobacco habit [her].

Let me enlighten you: white trash is a mix of a bunch of snacky foods like Cherrios [healthy!], pretzels [healthy?], raisins [definitely healthy!], m&m’s [healthy! antioxidants, duh.], and/or peanuts [healthy! can you say protein?] all covered in white chocolate and clumped into perfect grabby bite-sized treats that are nearly impossible to stop eating. It’s like someone [maybe your neighbors?] laced them with heroin or something. But looking at it this way, it’s basically a bunch of healthy stuff covered in some chocolate so it’s like… a legitimate snack. Or something.

But back to the important stuff: the vegetables.

Blueberry Lime Salsa I howsweeteats.com

Since the minute our yearly trip up North was in reach, I was excitedly scouring my favorite local foodie websites in anticipation of what I would bring home. Each year we do quite a number on American Spoon and stock up for the year; as I was adding jars of raw honey, dried cherries by the pound, mango butter and maple cream to the list, I spied the blueberry lime preserves that I love so much. Smeared perfectly on a lightly toasted English muffin or a crusty cracker, this flavor combination totally rocks my world.

As if I had nothing else to do, I decided that I needed something blueberry lime in my life immediately… like, yesterday. Sort of like when I need bacon in cookies or cake batter in my booze. Totally reasonable and deserving of such attention. And since canning isn’t quite my thing (umm, what would I drink my margaritas out of??), salsa seemed like the obvious choice. Plus, it wouldn’t take as much time out of my day to do important things like watch Sopranos reruns and make lists of foods I’m going to buy that make my invisible internet friends like me more.

[P.S. if anyone in my family thinks I'm leaving American Spoon without 22 jars of this milk caramel, they're completely off their rocker. ]

Blueberry Lime Salsa I howsweeteats.com

I spun a bunch of blueberries and lime stuff around in my food processor and it was a dream come true. I never add blueberries to my traditional fruit salsa and now I’m wondering… why the heck not? Pretty colors. Pretty tastes. I just want to spoon this goodness into my mouth. And that there I did.

Holy moly. This needs to happen in your kitchen.

Blueberry Lime Salsa I howsweeteats.com

Blueberry Lime Salsa

inspired by American Spoon

makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup fresh blueberries

5 medium strawberries

1/4 red onion

1 teaspoon lime zest

juice of two limes

1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1/2 avocado, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Combine blueberries, strawberries, onion, lime zest, juice and cilantro in a food processor or blender and pulse. The consistency is up to you but I like to leave mine a bit chunky, so I only pulse it about 5-6 times. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired. Scrape salsa into a bowl and fold in chopped avocado. Serve with pita or corn chips, or on top of fish or chicken.

Blueberry Lime Salsa I howsweeteats.com

If you’re good, I’ll tell you all about what this salsa blanket is topping tomorrow.

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153 Responses to “Blueberry Lime Salsa.”

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    Jackie @ That Deep Breath — August 3, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Am I the only one who’s never heard of blueberry salsa? This sounds amazing!

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    • Nick — August 15th, 2011 @ 10:56 am

      Haha, nope I’ve never heard of it either…looks interesting though. I have a problem eating blueberries until I’m sick hah. Throw it in a salsa and I might not be able to stop!

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    Devon {Confections of a Food Bitch} — August 3, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Perfect! I’ve been needing something to make with the massive container of blueberries I got at Costco…

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    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — August 3, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    Wow. I’ve never ever thought of adding blueberries to my salsa.. mangos, yes. But wow… I can’t wait to see what it’s topping!

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    Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) — August 3, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    I love the color that the salsa turns after combine all the ingredients! I’m a sucker for anything purple.

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

      Ditto!

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    • ε:ʚ ) — August 4th, 2011 @ 7:03 am

      Like the purple helmet warrior?

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    Jennknee — August 3, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    This looks AMMMAAAAZZIIIINNNNGGGG! Not gonna lie…I’m trying it. Very Soon.

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    Caroline — August 3, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    I’m so intrigued by this salsa. I’ve never thought to add blueberries, only really used peaches/mangos. Sounds delicious!

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

      Me too – I promise it’s delicious!

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    Cupcake Activist — August 3, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Interested ingredient combination. I would need to try before I become a believer.

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    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle — August 3, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Ohh love it – and the presentation/photography! Looks yummy!

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

      Thanks!

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    Lauren — August 3, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    Wow this sounds reeeeeally good! As soon as we move (less than 1 week!) I am totally making this :D

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    Ed — August 3, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    I wish I knew about blueberry salsa when I was swimming in blueberries two weeks ago. This looks amazing. Excellent job!

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

      I wish I was swimming in blueberries!

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    Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life — August 3, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    I’ve never tried fruit in salsa, but I might have to give it a go!

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

      You must – so good!

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    Katie — August 3, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I’m just in awe of the amazing recipes you come up with every single day. I’ve made another fruit salsa of yours for a baby shower and it was a big fat hit…I need an excuse to make this one, too. ;-)

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

      I remember when you made that! :)

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 3, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    so pretty!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — August 3, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    ok i want this like now all over my grilled chicken but what I don’t like so much is cilantro…sub parsely or other green spice you think?!

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    • Jessica — August 3rd, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

      I would do parsley! Or maybe even… basil?!

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    Tracy — August 3, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    Love this idea!

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food — August 3, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    weirrrrd but yummy all the same :)

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    Molly @ RDexposed — August 3, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

    AND it’s this pretty? I’d like to call this pureed summer.

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    Danielle — August 3, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    I definitely just ordered an American Spoon catalogue.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — August 3, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    I have never had fresh blueberries in salsa – very unique and fun idea!

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — August 4, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    Yum! I imagine that is a great flavor combination!

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    Amanda — August 4, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    that looks so good and with my tummy issues I usually can’t do salsa, but I can this one! yah!! I bet it would be great over grilled salmon!

    BTW I just went to the American Spoon website and ordered their catalogue, can’t wait to drool over it, I will definitely be getting my hands on some of their spoon fruits yum!! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories — August 4, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    Why have I never heard of this white trash snack?? I must make it asap!

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    Jourdan — August 4, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    do you think if I made this for my blueberry hating husband (I know, right??? weird) he would notice it was blueberry………? :)

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    Bacon and Beer — August 4, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    How long it last (while uneaten of course)?
    And if it is refrigerated for a day, how will it affect the taste?

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    • Jessica — August 4th, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      I had mine refrigerated for 3 days before it was gone – it may last longer but we ate it all!

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    Kendra — August 4, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    K, I had to make this. At 10:30 PM. And then eat it. Pretty much all of it. By myself. Thanks. Thanks alot. :-)

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    • Jessica — August 4th, 2011 @ 11:08 am

      That is awesome.

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    Andrea @ From the Bookshelf — August 4, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    OH MY OH MY -0 this looks absolutely fantastic!

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    Jeanette — August 4, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Yum – now that is a gorgeous fruit salsa. I’ve never tried blueberries in salsa, but I love fruits (strawberries, mango, avocado) in salsas, so why not blueberries, I agree!

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    James Escobedo — August 4, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Wow, I feel like jumping in an olympic size pool of blueberries!

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    The Mixing Bowl Diary — August 4, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    just made this tonight to go with our burritos and chips for dinner. it was delicious! we dont eat regular tomoto based salsa in our house, so this was a happy alternative for us. I love love love blueberries so was thrilled to see this recipe. I did have to make a few changes to accommodate food restrictions in our house, but it was great! thanks for the idea!!

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    • greatmom4girls — July 27th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

      What did you change for your food restrictions? Have a relative with many restrictions too, so your changes may help me with ideas for my relative! Thanks!

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    'nita — August 4, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Your photography is always fabulous and I thank you for the chance to see through your talented lenses!

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    Sarah — August 6, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    the colors are AMAZING! I want to make it just for that reason.. and the fact that it probably tastes AWEOME :)

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    fajas colombianas — August 8, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    The mixtures of colors are amazing. I hope this tastes as good as it looks.

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    mayra — August 10, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    the salsa does´t have chili?, anyway it looks delicious

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    Heather — August 10, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    JUST made this for dinner tonight with the honey lime tilapia. It was absolutely gorgeous and delicious! THANK YOU!!!!!

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    Darla — August 11, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    As a homegrown Texan and salsa addict, I have to say that this looks aaaa-mazing. I had to do a double take when I saw the whole blueberry thing but you reeled me in. Sopapilla topping?? Goodness, I hope so!

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    • Kristina C-A — February 5th, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

      Oh my sweet lord, this would be heaven on sopapillas (with just the lightest drizzle of honey).

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    Sarah — August 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    WOW! Going to make this to take with me for a bbq party this weekend – the hostess (and myself) both love blueberries so i’m just imagining how good this is going to be… THANK YOU!

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    Karen Beth — August 13, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    LOVE THIS! I actually made it without the cilantro as I don’t like cilantro at all and it does need something green in it but was still really very good. Will definitely make again but will find a green to go in it. YUM! I also really prefered it without the avocado. The avocado just doesn’t add much to it, I thought. Thanks for a keeper recipe!

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    Chandra — August 14, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    Just made it. Amazing! My husband was stunned. He could only say WOW as he continued to eat it…

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    AMP — August 14, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    Amazing! I just made it. I could drink this stuff.

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    Josh — August 14, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    wow i cant wait to rub it on my taint!

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    melinda — August 26, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    this looks so amazing thanks for the recipe! i was wondering if the taste or presentation would be totally different without the onions? thanks!

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    texas food and travel — December 6, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    this looks amazing. thanks for sharing

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    Kelly — December 13, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    This is such a gorgeous salsa, I’m in love!!!

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    Teri — April 2, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    This just might be exactly what I am looking for. I LOVE Cranberry salsa and now that cranberries are not in season, I’m thinking Blueberry Lime salsa just may be perfect as I can get blueberries all year long. :) I may have to add some jalapenos though…I really like spicy with my sweet!

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    Sarah — April 30, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I’ve only just found your site, but this looked so good I made it for dinner tonight with some tilapia – and it was absolutely delicious! You are a genuis – I think I’m going to try every recipe on here…

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    jessica lynn — May 30, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    My favorite thing in life are fresh blueberries. Unfortunately we have to pay $6 for HALF a pint; I cried the first time I saw that price—no joke. I’m going to try making this with frozen berries and will have to let you know how they are in case someone else wants to try it with frozen. I’m thinking, since they get all mashed up, it should be okay; I’ll just lose some of the awesome fresh flavor :(

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    Good Food Good Friends — June 5, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Wow, this looks really good! I love the combination of the sweet and the savory. I can’t wait to try this salsa out. Thanks for sharing!

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    Joanna — July 18, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Weird question- I’ve been looking for a cute spoon (like your blue one shown above). Where’d you get it?? (or what is it called so I can search for it?) Thanks!!

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    • Jessica — July 18th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

      Crate and Barrel!

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    Selah — July 29, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Hi Jess, – I’m LOVING your recipies! Everything I have made so far is DELICIOUS!
    I have totally got over the fear of making something new, from your site!! Thank you soo much.
    Just a quick question… if I wanted to make this Blueberry Lime Salsa, and jar it what suggestions do you have? Thanks again!

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    Allyson — August 24, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Holy bananas this is delish!! Serving with fresh rockfish and tuna!! I have never bothered with reading blogs, but you had me at blueberry cobbler on cheddar biscuits!! It’s is the first recipe to try, and I am loving!! Can’t wait to try more!

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