A light and delicious salsa to snack on is never a bad idea in my mind! The colors are vibrant, the flavors are fresh, and it actually can be kind of healthy for you! (If you don’t factor in the bag of chips that gets devoured alongside it 😉 ) Add a hint of sweetness to a basic tomato salsa to create this tasty blueberry salsa!
Salsa with a patriotic flare
It’s that time of year for all the patriotic recipes!
I love the brightness and the contrast of deep red and navy blue paired together in my food. It’s rare to see them both in recipes outside of desserts or snacks with lots of food coloring.
When you think about it, foods that tend to be naturally red are fruits and a few veggies (tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, cherries), and most foods that contain hues of blue are almost ALL fruits (blueberries, blackberries, grapes, plums).
It’s no wonder most recipes with bright red and blue ingredients are so sweet! (For another savory red, white, and blue recipe, check out Red, White, & Blue Cheeseburgers!)
Craving a savory snack to celebrate July 4th, blueberries were thrown into our pico de gallo and blueberry salsa was born!
how to: prepare the vegetables for blueberry salsa
You’ll need all the basic salsa ingredients (tomato, jalapeno, red onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice) plus a pint of fresh blueberries.
The prep goal for this recipe, and most salsas, is to chop up the vegetables as much as you can to allow each bite to be filled with flavor.
Dice the red onion, finely dice some garlic, and coarsely chop fresh cilantro.
Remove the fleshy insides of the tomatoes and cube the skin into small pieces.
For less heat, deseed a jalapeno and dice the skin. Keep the seeds included for a hotter take!
how to: make blueberry salsa
In a large bowl, add red onions,
And toss in half a pint of blueberries to get started. You can always taste test and add more later on!
Next up is the jalapeno,
And don’t forget the garlic and cilantro.
Stir until combined and add a splash of lime juice! Sprinkle a little cumin for extra flavor if you wish.
Enjoy with tortilla chips to complete the red, white, and blue trifecta!
- 1/4 red onion diced
- 3 roma tomatoes deseeded and cubed
- 1/2 pint blueberries
- 2 jalapenos diced, deseeded for less heat
- 4 cloves garlic finely diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro coarsely chopped
- juice of one lime
- 1 tsp cumin
- Mix the red onion, tomatoes, blueberries, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro in a medium bowl.
- Add lime juice and cumin and stir until combined. Taste and add more if needed.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Do you have any favorite salsas with fruit in them? Share in the comments below!
48 thoughts on “Blueberry Salsa”
I’ve never heard of blueberry salsa but it sounds absolutely delicious ! 😍😍😍
Have to try this out !
It was a first for me but it turned out great!
I never would have thought of putting blueberries in salsa but it looks delish! Thanks for sharing!
Oh wow what an interesting recipe! I’d never have thought of adding blueberries to a salsa before. But I do love pineapple on pizza so I’m very accustomed to fruits and savoury together! Looks fab!
This sounds really AMAZING !!!!
If you like other fruit salsa with pineapple and mango, you’ll probably like this one too!
Wow blueberry salsa sounds very intriguing 😁 I love your posts and they do make me so hungry 😂 I’ve got so much to cook from looking at your posts they’re fantastic 🍻
I love the idea of a blueberry salsa! I’ve never had one but you make me want to jump into the kitchen and try it…
Maybe I’ll make it this weekend.
Such an inspiring post for my cooking – I can’t wait to try it out
That’s so great to hear! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Seems very easy so I’ll try…..not so great in the kitchen!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe
Great recipe! This is such a cool idea and it sounds nice! Thank you for sharing!
Wow this looks fantastic – so fresh and delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂
The colors are so beautiful together. I love blueberries and would be very curious to see how this would taste. Thank you for sharing xxx
I love all the bright colors together too!
I never thought of putting blueberries in but I totally see how that can work as a slightly sour taste 😍 sounds so good!
It’s such a tasty combination! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Wow looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Thanks so much!
Perfect timing for this recipe. It looks delicious and it’s really pretty to look at too.
I had to take the pictures fast before it was all gone 🙂
Obsessed with blueberries but would never have thought to put them in a salsa! Can’t wait to try it
I’m trying to think of other unique ways to use blueberries, I have so many this time of year!
I’ve never had blueberry salsa before but it’s worth giving it a try! Thanks for sharing! x
Thanks so much!
This looks so yummy! And simple! I have all the ingredients to make it!
Please share how it turns out if you decide to try it 🙂
Wait whaaat? I never thought of adding blueberries. I bet it’s delicious. Gonna try it this weekend (and I have super healthy cilantro in my hydroponic garden).
Yum I love cilantro! I’ve never tried growing it before but wish I always had some fresh
Oh I’ve never heard of adding blueberries to salsa but I love berries and they’re so good for you aren’t they?! What a great idea I must this!
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Blueberries are some of my favorites to eat in the summertime!
Oh I love it… blueberry salsa. I love the name. It is so simple, healthy and a snack you can eat any day. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for your feedback!
This looks sooooo delicious and easy to make. I love blueberries and tomatoes so I will definitely gonna try your recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Darina from daramiblog
I hope it turns out great!
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This looks sooo good and so easy to prepare! I’m going to add all these ingredients to my next shopping list to try it out!
I love to hear it! Hope it turns out great 🙂
Ive never tried blueberry salsa before! It sounds delicious. I need to try it. Thanks for sharing it!
I love the mix of a little bit of sweet in a savory salsa 🙂
This definitely sounds interesting! I’m a big fan of the combination savory and sweet so I’ll undoubtedly enjoy this. I’m going to buy some blueberries tomorrow and I’ll give this a try! Thanks for sharing.
Yay I hope it tastes great! I love fruit salsas
This is an incredibly interesting recipe, I don’t think I’ve heard of anyone doing something like this before. Definitely worth a try, it’s so colourful and appetizing!
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Thank you so much! I love all the bright colors to put me in the summertime mood 🙂
Wow, that looks a really simple yet nutritious dish. I am definetely giving this a shot! Thanks for sharing
Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy it!
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I’m used to peach salsa and mango salsa, but never made blueberry salsa. Looks delicious.
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