Fresh summer blueberries are paired with sweet red bell pepper in this gourmet salsa recipe. Blueberry and Red Bell Pepper Salsa is a winner!
Blueberries. Summertime. Salsa. That was exactly my thought process in the grocery store when I saw blueberries on sale. I knew immediately that I’d be soon at home whipping up a batch of fresh fruit salsa.
I couldn’t use my regular fruit salsa recipe though. Tomatoes and blueberries just don’t go together. But bell pepper? Oh baby. Red bell peppers have that wonderful sweetness to them that would pair nicely with a summer blueberry.
This really didn’t last long at our house at all. With hot temperatures outside, this fresh, cold salsa was devoured in the shade of the porch. In fact, it was such a hit that as you are reading this I’m serving up this salsa as part of a trio of salsas for a good old summer family reunion. I’m pretty sure I need to make it by the gallon!
Update: I took it to the family reunion with 3 others gourmet salsas and it was DEVOURED. It was voted as the hands down favorite. And let me tell you, it had stiff competition, but there’s just something about that blueberry and bell pepper combination that is a true winner.
Blueberry and Red Bell Pepper Salsa
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 jalapenos, minced
- ½ red onion, minced
- 2 red bell peppers, diced small
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Pour your blueberries out on a large cutting board. Give them a rough chop. You'll miss plenty of the berries giving you a nice mixture of whole berries vs chopped. Put them in a large bowl.
- Add in your chopped cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, red bell pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Stir until combined.