Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry and a Winner!

I’m celebrating the

Red, White, and Blueberry!

I ran across a recipe for Blueberry Salsa in Southern Living that I had filed away~ there are two versions actually, one with onion and one without.

I used red onion in ours :)

Fun for serving with Red, White, and Blue Tortilla Chips from

Trader Joe’s for a little Patriotic Noshing

on Independence Day~

Southern Living’s recipe called for 1/4 cup lemon juice~

I substituted lime juice to pair with the cilantro and jalapeño.


~2 cups chopped fresh blueberries 
~1 cup whole fresh blueberries 
~1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (I used lime)
~3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
~2 seeded and minced jalapeño peppers
~1/3 cup diced red bell pepper 
~1/4 cup chopped onion 
~1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Coarsely chop 2 cups fresh blueberries.

Stir together with whole blueberries and add rest of ingredients.

Cover and chill until ready to serve.

I prefer this salsa freshly mixed where the flavors are distinct but complement each other. My husband prefers it after several hours when the flavors meld.

Whatever floats your boat!

Blueberries give this medley a sweet flavor, while the jalapeño pepper, bell pepper and cilantro provide a savory bite.

 To reduce the fireworks in your mouth :) you may want to add only one seeded minced jalapeño, depending on how hot you like your salsa!

This is fresh, flavorful, colorful, AND healthy~ a winner!

Definitely a recipe to try if you enjoy salsa and look forward to blueberry season!

This salsa is also recommended to serve with Blueberry-Rum Marinated Pork Tenderloin which I’m anxious to try~

The Winner of my Plaid Picnic Basket Giveaway is

Linda~ More Fun Less Laundry and coincidentally my philosophy :)

Linda, email me your address and

I’ll get your Picnic Basket & goodies shipped off to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered,  I wish I had more than one to giveaway. If there isn’t a World Market near you, they are available on their website here!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

StoneGable for On the Menu Monday~

Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday~

The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

  26 comments for “Celebrating the Red, White, and Blueberry and a Winner!

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    June 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

    The salsa sounds great and I’ve never seen the tri colored chips-how fun! Looking forward to hearing about the tenderloin! Congrats to Linda and thanks for the fun give-away:@)

  2. June 25, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Lucky Linda! The blueberry salsa sounds very interesting and would make a great addition to a July 4th party.

  3. Frannie Stevens-Meshorer
    June 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Your blog is absolutely remarkable. I get several ‘foodie’ blogs via e-mail .. and i must say .. yours is the one that i never ‘nibble’ my way through .. i devour and savor every word .. every photo .. every inspiration. Thanks so much for all your time, energy, talent and love that goes into each and every blog entry. I do believe you should receive the ‘Academy Award’ in ‘blog-dom’!!!

  4. Frannie Stevens-Meshorer
    June 25, 2012 at 7:24 am

    p.s. I do believe you should have your own magazine .. your own TV show! xo, frannie

  5. June 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Hi Mary, I’m so happy to be the winner of your basket giveaway! I have been thinking of many places to go where I can use it–canoeing nearby, the beach, and up to the mountains where we go in August! I can’t wait to see it. I’m planning my post now! Thank you so much!
    Oh, I almost forgot to mention in all the excitement, this blueberry salsa recipe sounds yummy and unusual. I’ll take mine without the onions, as I am very allergic to them. I always make two versions of things like this–putting some aside for me and then adding the onions to the remainder for my family and guests. I think the lime juice must be better with the cilantro and peppers, too.
    So excited to see my basket. Thank you again. Linda

  6. June 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Congrats to Linda.. what a treasure trove she is getting. I must try this recipe! blueberries and jalapenos… healthy and hot! have a blessed week. xo marlis

  7. June 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Gosh that salsa sounds good! Congrats to Linda! I may just have to find a World Market and spend some of my Birthday money!

  8. June 25, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything made with blueberries that wasn’t delicious! This salsa can’t go wrong! Will definitely give it a try. This was one of my favorite giveaways and I am so happy for Linda!
    Have a wonderful week, Mary!

  9. June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am

    The salsa sounds amazing. I have never seen red, white and blue chips so I am on the lookout for them now. Congratulations to Linda, what a wonderful summer gift!
    Have a great week.

  10. June 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    That salsa looks like a party for your mouth! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try! Off to pin it now! Congrats to the winner!

  11. A beach diary
    June 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I have made this salsa a few times over the years and love it, your photos only enhance the crisp clean tastes!

  12. June 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Yummy!!! :D Lovely recipe and setting! I have not tried this one, but I will because we love blueberries, and I have tons of them on hand! I will let you know what my family thinks about it. I will serve it as an appetizer this evening.


  13. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    June 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Mary..I am going to make that salsa for my upcoming dinner group..I have decided to go with a R/W/B picnic theme…so I will be taking lots of recipes from you!!….Congrats to the winner!

  14. Linda Kemp
    June 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I haven’t seen the red, white and blue chips at TJ’s. You have paired them with the perfect salsa…yum!

  15. June 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I add my congratulations to Linda…What a nice surprise to wake up to today for her!

    The blueberry salsa sounds delicious! I think I probably would enjoy the fresher version also!

  16. June 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I am all for patriotic noshing:}

  17. June 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Congratulations to Linda!!
    In a happy coincidence, I’m going blueberry picking tomorrow so I plan to try this (with the red onions) this week. It sounds really different!

  18. June 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Mary, the blueberry salsa sounds interesting. I make mine with black beans, so this will be a new adventure. ;-)
    Congratulations to Linda! I rushed out and bought one of those picnic baskets when you first posted about it. I think they are terrific!

  19. Pondside
    June 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Congratulations to the winner! I hope she has a summer with lots of sunny picnic-worthy days!
    The salsa looks wonderful – I like the juxtaposition of cool and spicy.

  20. June 27, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I made my first visit to Trader Joes when I made a run to Portland last week. It was right next door to Whole Foods so it was a two for one stop. Enjoy your fourth on the lake.

  21. Debbie
    June 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    OH, Wow!, Mary ~ I made this salsa and it is AWESOME! I may not ever make ordinary tomato salsa again! :) I’m a big blueberry fan, so this is a big HIT with me! Thanks for sharing! And the pictures a GREAT! :-)

  22. June 29, 2012 at 9:05 am

    As much as I LOVE salsa I can not take it hot:) I am a sissy!!! BUT, this is a WINNER to serve to our guests. Thank you so much for all your hard work on every single post. They are always so inspiring and BEAUTIFUL! Congrats to Linda. Lucky girl!!!! XO, Pinky

  23. June 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of blueberry salsa but I”m willing to give it a try. I just made mango salsa the other night and had it with fish, but never hear of blueberry. Love how patriotic is!

    – The Tablescaper

  24. June 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    That looks AWESOME!!! I can’t wait until our blueberries are ready!
    Visiting from On The Menu Monday.

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