Thursday, January 16, 2020

Blueberry Salsa

When I came across this recipe, I was intrigued.  I simply knew I had to give it a try.  So I pose it on my "50 Recipes for 2011" project list.  I dear blueberries, in addition to am ever looking for unique huckleberry dishes.  With this one my initial idea was, "This could hold upwards great, or this could hold upwards terrible."  Didn't actually intend at that spot would hold upwards a middle ground.

Well, I'm glad to tell it's great!  I volition fully acknowledge that it is a unique season that seems a flake ... what's a practiced word? ... foreign maybe? ... on the outset bite.  It's got both fresh cilantro in addition to fresh basil, a flavor combination I had non experienced before.  So, my gustation buds didn't know what to human face ... in addition to it took me a seize amongst teeth or ii to brand upwards my hear nearly the flavor.  My friends who tasted it, on the other hand, were sold correct away!

Start past times giving to a greater extent than or less fresh blueberries a rough-chop inward the nutrient processor.  You desire to puree them a lilliputian flake to give them a practiced salsa consistency, but you lot don't desire them to plow into liquid.
Rough-chopped blueberries
Then you lot chop up in addition to add together inward your typical salsa ingredients ... cilantro, jalapeno, fresh lime juice, in addition to a flake of salt.
The commons suspects
Finish off past times adding inward ii non-traditional salsa ingredients ... chopped fresh basil in addition to to a greater extent than or less whole fresh blueberries.  The basil adds an interesting season zing, in addition to the whole blueberries furnish a wonderful texture.
Both colorful in addition to flavorful!
Serve this colorful in addition to flavorful salsa upwards amongst to a greater extent than or less tortilla chips for a really unique in addition to tasty treat.  And if you're non certain nearly this on your outset bite, give it to a greater extent than or less other chance.  Maybe your gustation buds ask to larn used to the flavor, similar mine did!

Blueberry Salsa
Source:  Adapted from Whole Living magazine
2 c. fresh blueberries, divided
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1 c. chopped cilantro
1/3 c. chopped fresh basil
three T. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. salt

1.  Puree 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries, leaving them coarsely chopped; don't puree them in addition to then much that they're liquid but you lot don't desire them whole either.  

2.  When chopping the jalapeno, discard seeds or piece of occupation out to a greater extent than or less inward to your taste, every bit the seeds control a lot of the "heat."  

3.  Combine pureed blueberries, reserved 1/2 loving cup whole blueberries, finely chopped jalapeno, in addition to remaining ingredients.