Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Insanely Good Blueberry/Peach Salsa!

After picking a few pounds of blueberries yesterday I was suddenly faced with the fact I had to use them all up, or freeze them. Although, I'm sure my little Punkin' would have loved it if the option were there to devour them all by the handful. 

This morning I played around for a bit making blueberry pancakes for the freezer, which didn't even make a dent in the massive quantity of berries sitting on my counter. So, I looked in the fridge to see what else I could make with ingredients I had on hand. And there they were, the limes and jalapeno's I was planning on making more salsa with. 
Perfect! Blueberry salsa.

Well, the small batch I made came out so good that I went ahead and made another double batch tonight, this time I added nectarines and peaches.
 OH. MY.

Words can not describe this salsa. Seriously. You HAVE to try it for yourself, and that's an order! Unless of course you don't like blueberries or peaches, then I feel bad for you, you're truly missing out.

Here's what you'll need:

Note - if you just want the original blueberry salsa, simply omit the peach/nectarine and reduce cilantro by 1 to 2 tablespoons.

1 cup whole blueberries
2.5 cups coarse chopped blueberries (don't chop too much or they lose that great coarse texture)
1 cup chopped peach or nectarine (or both if you only have 1/2 a peach left in the house like I did!)
1/2 cup chopped red or orange pepper
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno chopped with ribs and seeds removed (2 if they are super small)
Juice from 2 medium sized limes
1/4 teaspoon salt

Fold all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve or refrigerate. Seriously though, it won't make it to the fridge, don't kid yourself. You may as well just open up a bag of tortilla chips and start diving in.

I also chose to freeze some from the double batch I made, I'll let you know how it holds up!



Stephanie said...

Hi Katie!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I'm following you back!

Oh my gosh! This looks absolutely delicious! I'm SUCH a fan of fresh fruit. I will have to try this!

I look forward to hearing/reading more from you. I hope you'll stop by and visit me from time to time! :)

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

Wow! This really looks good. I've never made a fruit salsa with blueberries! I will have to try this!

p.s. I'm your newest followe :)

Katie said...

It really is delish! THis coming from a salsa junky :) We've been eating it on bagel crisps with a little cinnamon, and sour cream and on left over grilled chicken too, so good!

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