Red, White & Blueberry Salsa.

Via on Jul 2, 2013

Need some fruity salsa for July 4th?

In the Yavorsky household (this includes my brother and sister-in-law to be who live just a couple of blocks away), salsa is a staple of our diet and can be consumed anywhere from two to 10 times a week, depending on the occasion. Our family’s obsession with this delicious little dip drove me to create a festive version for the upcoming holiday (which also happens to be my husband and my anniversary…tune in tomorrow for a blow-by-blow).

Some might think that sweet things like strawberries and blueberries do not belong in salsa. To that I say, don’t knock it until you try it. This version is based around the same premise as mango or peach salsa, but with a specific color theme in mind! The jalapenos, onion, lime and sea salt add just the right amount of authentic salsa taste while the berries deliver a sweet twist that is delightfully unexpected.

We served our salsa on top of grilled fish tacos with a little bit of purple cabbage and, of course, guac. You could also just grab a chip and dip, use it on top a salad, puree it and guzzle away or dump it into little kiddie pools and proclaim a day of salsa wrestling…be creative, and as always, give thanks and enjoy!


ingredients: 

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (or mint if you’re one of those people who can’t handle cilantro)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • sea salt, to taste

directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Stir until well combined. Season with salt, to taste.
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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

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