For a change of pace from the same-old everyday tomato salsa, how about a savory fruit salsa? It's easy to make, just blueberries smashed with a smidge of onion and jalapeño, then brightened with lime juice, fresh ginger and fresh herbs. Beautiful color and very summery!
Recipe updated & republished 2015 for a little weekend cooking inspiration!
So how funny is this?
My sister forwarded a link to a recipe for blueberry salsa. (Okay, that’s not soo funny, Adanna sends recipes all the time.)
Intrigued, I clicked through to read the recipe. (Okay, that’s not so funny either, in fact, it’s soo predictable, I love my sister's recipe picks.)
Halfway into the recipe, though, I laughed out loud. The source of that recipe on Serious Eats was inspired by the blog My Own Sweet Thyme, written by (okay, "this" is the funny part) my long-time real-life friend Lisa!
Now, my sister and Lisa know each other, their first-borns once called each other "god brothers" because they share a godmother. (Blush.) But Adanna was so tantalized by the very idea of a savory blueberry salsa (and aren’t you too?!) she’d missed that important detail.
What goes around? Comes around!
Time to table: best 8 - 12 hours after making (see TIPS)
Makes 1-1/2 to 2 cups
- 8 – 12 ounces (1-1/2 – 2 cups) fresh blueberries, chopped coarsely
- 1 shallot, chopped fine (a little red onion would be a fine substitute)
- 1 small jalapeño, seeded, deveined and minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- Zest & juice of half a lime (about 1 tablespoon juice)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- Fresh basil or cilantro, chopped, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight for all those flavors to "get all comfy and cozy with one another". Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips (see TIPS). Best served cold from the fridge or in a bowl resting in ice in a larger bowl.
NUTRITION NOTE Weight Watchers, technically Blueberry Salsa has zero points in both Old Points and PointsPlus because of its "free" ingredients. But since I calculate calories, then points, no ingredients are "free". As always, how we choose to count points, it's an estimate!
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