Last Updated on February 11, 2018 by Cathy Jo Johnson
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 as an appetizer with chips, a side dish or as dessert with a coconut milk ice cream.
Fresh blueberries are available year round but are most abundant in midsummer-ready to blend into smoothies, toss into your favorite salad, or sprinkle over lemon meringue 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.
Spicy Blueberry-Fruit Salsa
4 cups fresh blueberries
11/2 cups diced mixed fruit (such as melon, grapes, pineapple or kiwi)
2 tablespoons coconut 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
In a small bowl, combine blueberries, mixed fruit, sugar, lime juice, lime peel, allspice, red and black peppers and salt. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered, up to 4 hours.
Yield: 51/2 cups Per half-cup portion: 55 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate.
Want more recipes like these? I post a new recipe every Saturday.
CJ Johnson’s Fitness Transformation Blog
Train Smart · Live Bold · Age Well
CJ on FB
Do you want to change a couple of habits? Click here to get 29 Quick Tips To Get Healthy Now!