blueberry salsa

Blueberry Salsa

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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!

blueberry salsa

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,

red onions tomatoes

Then tomatoes,

red onions tomatoes blueberries

And toss in half a pint of blueberries to get started. You can always taste test and add more later on!

blueberry salsa veggies

Next up is the jalapeno,

blueberry salsa chopped

And don’t forget the garlic and cilantro.

blueberry salsa

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!

blueberry salsa

Blueberry Salsa

Blueberry salsa is a savory snack filled with bursts of sweetness. Serve with chips for the perfect July 4th side dish!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, salsa


  • 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.
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48 thoughts on “Blueberry Salsa”

  1. I’ve never heard of blueberry salsa but it sounds absolutely delicious ! 😍😍😍
    Have to try this out !

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 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 🍻

  4. 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

  5. 5 stars
    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).

  6. 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

  7. 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

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  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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