Blueberry Salsa

Fresh Blueberry Salsa

Fresh Blueberry Salsa

So many blueberries, so little time! Blueberries are prolific this year. The fields are heavy with them, my freezer is bursting with them, and I have been trying to invent new ways to use them. We had a lovely planked salmon the other day, and so I thought, why not? Blueberry salsa and grilled salmon are an exquisite match, it turns out. We are still picking cherry tomatoes from our deck and fragrant, fresh basil from our herb garden, so I took advantage of all of this bounty, to pull together this lively, fruity salsa. I hope you enjoy it.

Note: I used a wonderful organic pomegranate vinegar that my sister gave me. If you can’t find this, try any other fruit vinegar that you may have – raspberry would be nice too.

I will be sharing this recipe with the gang at Fiesta Friday, Throwback Thursday, Foodie FriDIY and Saucy Saturdays. If you haven’t checked out these amazing link-parties, be sure that you do! Hours of fun and great ideas await you!

What a great use for blueberries!

What a great use for blueberries!

Blueberry Salsa

  • Difficulty: Extremely Simple
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1 cup fresh blueberries

1/3 cup fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped finely

¼ cup red onion, finely minced

½ teaspoon finely grated orange rind

2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely minced

1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons pomegranate vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


Combine the blueberries, tomatoes, onion, orange rind, and basil in a small bowl.

Stir together the orange juice, vinegar and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the blueberry mixture. Check for seasoning and adjust.

The perfect West Coast meal - Grilled Salmon and Blueberry Salsa

The perfect West Coast meal – Grilled Salmon and Blueberry Salsa



30 Responses to “Blueberry Salsa”

    • chefjulianna

      Oh, so we are not the only ones with an abundance! Any other ideas for what to do with them? This has been a great year for blueberries! Let me know! 😀

  1. Matt

    Hmm, never thought of blueberries with basil and tomato before. I know you suggested with Salmon (although I would suggest East coast rather than west, but I’m biased obviously), but I think it would also be brilliant on some crostini as an appetizer with drinks.

    • chefjulianna

      Oh wow, Matt! I love the idea of the crostini! Isn’t this why blogging is so amazing? I am going to try that for sure! Thanks for the great idea! 😀


    Great way to serve blueberries and tomatoes. I don’t think I would have ever thought of that combination but it sure sounds delicious. Blueberries are in the fridge and tomatoes and basil are in the garden – guess I am good to go with your recipe Julianna 🙂

    • chefjulianna

      Well, let me know if you try it Judi! It may not be to everyone’s liking, but it went over very well here! Happy weekend to you! 😀

  3. Sandhya

    Absolutely love your photos Juliana. I definitely want to make this salsa. Sounds so yummy with the salmon. Thank you for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday!

  4. nancyc

    This salsa looks so colorful and beautiful with all those fresh ingredients! Almost too pretty to eat!

  5. Loretta

    Oooo Juliana, what a great salsa this had to be, and with the addition of blueberries, it seems like it really popped! With the abundance of blueberries this time of year, this is definitely one to try on these warm, muggy days. Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  6. petra08

    Oh, another wonderful recipe! I know I will have to make this, it sounds delicious. I have raspberry vinegar but I might make some pomegranate vinegar so I can make this! 🙂

  7. FrugalHausfrau

    Blueberries have been insane here, too!! I love this “salsa” the flavors are amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!



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