Blueberry Lime Salsa.
I made you something with vegetables!
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.
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. ]
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
- 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.
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If you’re good, I’ll tell you all about what this salsa blanket is topping tomorrow.
182 Comments on “Blueberry Lime Salsa.”
Am I the only one who’s never heard of blueberry salsa? This sounds amazing!
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!
Perfect! I’ve been needing something to make with the massive container of blueberries I got at Costco…
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!
I love the color that the salsa turns after combine all the ingredients! I’m a sucker for anything purple.
Like the purple helmet warrior?
This looks AMMMAAAAZZIIIINNNNGGGG! Not gonna lie…I’m trying it. Very Soon.
I’m so intrigued by this salsa. I’ve never thought to add blueberries, only really used peaches/mangos. Sounds delicious!
Me too – I promise it’s delicious!
Interested ingredient combination. I would need to try before I become a believer.
Ohh love it – and the presentation/photography! Looks yummy!
Wow this sounds reeeeeally good! As soon as we move (less than 1 week!) I am totally making this :D
I wish I knew about blueberry salsa when I was swimming in blueberries two weeks ago. This looks amazing. Excellent job!
I wish I was swimming in blueberries!
I’ve never tried fruit in salsa, but I might have to give it a go!
You must – so good!
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. ;-)
I remember when you made that! :)
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?!
I would do parsley! Or maybe even… basil?!
Love this idea!
weirrrrd but yummy all the same :)
AND it’s this pretty? I’d like to call this pureed summer.
I definitely just ordered an American Spoon catalogue.
I have never had fresh blueberries in salsa – very unique and fun idea!
Yum! I imagine that is a great flavor combination!
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!
Why have I never heard of this white trash snack?? I must make it asap!
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do you think if I made this for my blueberry hating husband (I know, right??? weird) he would notice it was blueberry………? :)
How long it last (while uneaten of course)?
And if it is refrigerated for a day, how will it affect the taste?
I had mine refrigerated for 3 days before it was gone – it may last longer but we ate it all!
K, I had to make this. At 10:30 PM. And then eat it. Pretty much all of it. By myself. Thanks. Thanks alot. :-)
That is awesome.
OH MY OH MY -0 this looks absolutely fantastic!
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!
Wow, I feel like jumping in an olympic size pool of blueberries!
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!!
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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Your photography is always fabulous and I thank you for the chance to see through your talented lenses!
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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The mixtures of colors are amazing. I hope this tastes as good as it looks.
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the salsa does´t have chili?, anyway it looks delicious
JUST made this for dinner tonight with the honey lime tilapia. It was absolutely gorgeous and delicious! THANK YOU!!!!!
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!
Oh my sweet lord, this would be heaven on sopapillas (with just the lightest drizzle of honey).
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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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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Just made it. Amazing! My husband was stunned. He could only say WOW as he continued to eat it…
Amazing! I just made it. I could drink this stuff.