Who’s Up For Some Spicy Blueberry Salsa?
Pepper in fruit salsa? If you think it sounds odd, just try this colorful salsa. Blended with blueberries and other fruit, dashes of red and black pepper add just enough heat to kindle a delicious combination.
Serve this lively flavored sauce with ice cream and pound cake, as shown here. Or try it as a side with smoked ham, grilled pork chops or chicken.
Fresh blueberries are available year round and are most abundant in midsummer-ready to blend into smoothies, toss into your favorite chicken salad, or sprinkle over lemon meringue or cream pie. You should know that blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidants may help reduce the buildup of cholesterol that contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke and other age-related diseases.
[recipe title=”Spicy Blueberry Salsa” servings=”11″ time=”30 min” difficulty=”Easy” image=”http://tsjohnsononline.com/food/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2017/03/fresh-blueberries-header.jpg” description=”This mildly spiced blueberry salsa adds zest as an appetizer or side dish.”]
– 4 cups blueberries fresh
– 11.5 cups diced mixed fruit ex: kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, grapes
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 2 tablespoons lime juice
– 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
– 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
– 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
– 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
1. In a small bowl, combine blueberries, mixed fruit, sugar, lime juice, lime peel, allspice, red and black peppers and salt.
2. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered, up to 4 hours.