So I’m trying something new with this blog and if it works, I’ll continue this way – if not, well back to the tried and true. It’s all about the “behind the scenes” guts of how things are posted, I’m still learning….whaddya want from me, eh?
Blueberries. If you haven’t noticed, I really love these little round delectable berries. So I incorporate them any way I can in a recipe. When I came across this salsa from The Kitchen Is My Playground, I knew I had to at least try it.
It intrigued me because I never really thought the fresh herbs used in this would quite go well together. Um, can I just say that I was proven wrong – because they do. I couldn’t stop eating this salsa, thankfully I used rice chips to go with this instead of oil-laden corn chips. It’s that good.
Sure, the first bite kind of throws you off – you try to figure out what it is so you take another bite…still can’t figure it out and so another scoop and in your mouth it goes. By this time you are figuring out you really like this and it just doesn’t matter what’s in it.
So what are the herbs you ask? Basil and Cilantro. Weird, right? I know, I know…but try it. You’ll be surprised.
Doesn’t that just look mouthwatering wonderfully delicious? Plus, with the surplus of blueberries in the summer, this is the perfect dish to make and, the beauty of it all, it’s low in calories, very low and absolutely no fat. So the nutritional values below will be for the WHOLE dish, not any quantity of servings. How much will all of this make? Well, about 2 1/2 cups worth.
Once you make this, and scoop it on your favorite vehicle to transport it to your waiting mouth, you will be in blueberry heaven..until then, here’s what it’ll look like.
Go ahead, have another bite….you know you want to.
- 2 c. fresh blueberries, divided
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (omit seeds and membrane if you don't want the heat)
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
- 3 Tbls. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. salt
- Puree 1½ cups of the blueberries, leaving them coarsely chopped; you don't want them to be completely pureed, partly liquid and partly whole is what you want.
- Combine pureed blueberries with remaining ½ cup whole blueberries and remaining ingredients.
- Chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.