Blueberry-Mint Salsa

Minted Blueberry Salsa
Shake things up a little bit in the salsa world and try this minted blueberry salsa. There is nothing traditional about it except maybe the jalapenos.  The mint makes it cool and refreshing while the jalapeno gives it a kick. I would LOVE to add some green tomatoes to the mix, but there are none to be found right now in my part of the country, dang it. However, I did find a tomato which was under-ripe and it worked great.

Yes, this is the second post in as many days with blueberries But, hey, ’tis the blueberry season and I have been eating them by the handsful.

There is a mildly interesting story of how I came up with the idea for putting mint in the salsa. It was purely coincidental, actually.  I was loading my groceries onto the moving belt at the checkout stand at the grocery store and just happened to place the blueberries and the beautiful, fragrant mint near each other. As the scent of the mint wafted past me I glanced at it and the blueberries and all of a sudden the recipe just came to together in my head.

For the acid, use either rice vinegar or lime juice. Both are delicious.

Serve this as a side for pork or chicken, or pour it over softened cream cheese; just like in the Cranberry Salsa Dip recipe. Of course you can always scoop it with your favorite tortilla chips, too.

 

Blueberry-Mint Salsa


Printable Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries, rough chop about half of them and leave the other half whole
  • 1 medium under-ripe tomato (a green tomato or one that is just barely beginning to turn red)
  • 1/2 cup purple onion, small dice
  • 1/2-1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (depending on the amount of heat that you like)
  • 2-3 teaspoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Mix everything together in a medium sized bowl, cover, and put in the refrigerator for several hours so that the flavors can blend. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

You may also like:

Cranberry Salsa Dip
Cranberry Salsa Dip
Restaurant-style Salsa
Restaurant-style Salsa
Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple Salsa

 

Comments

  1. says

    Terri, this is a gorgeous salad. It’s perfect for this time of year. All our berries have started to come in and this will be a wonderful way to use some of them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. says

    I’ve got to try this!!!! I love all the fruit going into salsa for the summer! Ive never seen blueberries though so this is truly unique and special! Im sure it was wonderful! 🙂

  3. says

    Mary–Thank you. I’m jealous that you live in the heart of blueberryville. How lovely would that be?

    Christine–Welcome. Glad to meet you. And yes, it is perfect for a hot day; the mint makes it really refreshing.

    Sabrina–It was really fun to both make and eat this salad. The recipe would transfer well with other fruits and berries as well.

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