Blueberry Corn Salsa

I love salsa. Traditional restaurant-style, peach mango, avocado corn, mango chipotle, you name it, I love it.

Blueberry Corn Salsa - Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

It’s even better when the salsa is chunky enough that I can eat it on its own as a ‘salad’.

No chips (technically) necessary, although they make everything better.

Blueberry Corn Salsa - Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

The salsa is packed with fresh blueberries, corn, strawberries, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, and hot sauce. There’s texture galore in every bite which I love. However, you can add some or all of the salsa to a food processor and blend it if you prefer a smooth texture.

The sweetness of the fruit balances the spiciness of the jalapeno and hot sauce. I think of it as a sweet-with-heat salsa. The heat is easily controlled by adding less or more of the jalapeno and hot sauce based on preference.

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Blueberry Corn Salsa - Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

It’s as easy to make as stirring together the ingredients and it’s ready in five minutes.

It tastes great right away but in time the flavors marry and it tastes even better a day or two later. The problem for me is I can’t save any very long.

Blueberry Corn Salsa - Berries, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and more in this EASY and healthy salsa that's ready in 5 minutes!! So good you can eat it on it's own like a salad! The sweet fruit balances the heat and it's a guaranteed HIT!!

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Blueberry Corn Salsa

The salsa is packed with fresh blueberries, corn, strawberries, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, and hot sauce. There's texture galore in every bite however you can blend it if you prefer a smooth texture. The sweetness of the fruit balances the spiciness of the jalapeno and hot sauce. It's a sweet-with-heat salsa and you can control the heat. It's as easy to make, ready in five minutes, and tastes even better in time as flavors marry.

Yield: about 3 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 1 cup corn (I use frozen roasted corn that I allow to thaw and then drain; fresh corn may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, trimmed and diced small
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (stems discarded), finely minced
  • about 3 tablespoons green jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped; or to taste (I use half of one jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste (Tabasco, Cholula, Tapatio, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste

Directions:

  1. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients (except sugar), stir to combine, and taste. Depending on preference, add the sugar to taste; or more salt, pepper, lime juice, hot sauce depending. Serve immediately with chips or as a side 'salad' or relish with the protein of your choice. I prefer the salsa with the ingredients kept whole and intact, but transferring a portion or all of the salsa to a food processor and blending briefly is another option. Salsa will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days, noting it will become a bit more watery as the berries, etc. release their juices over time. However, the flavors marry over time and it tastes even better.

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22 comments

  1. I never would have thought to pair berries with corn but as I think about all the flavors I can imagine how it totally works–and I love all the colors! This is a great alternative to traditional salsa for summer and I’d enjoy it with just a spoon also. Very creative!

  2. This salsa looks so fresh, summery and just beautiful! Loving the sweet and spicy together! 

  3. Fresh salsa is the best!  And blueberry season is coming up.  I love fruity salsas.  

  4. This sounds delicious!  If you use hominy or white corn, this would be a total patriotic Fourth of July potluck side dish!

  5. This sounds crazy delicious. I love pineapple salsa so this sounds like a natural. 

  6. Such an interesting combination. I should try. I might add a tiny bit of honey too ;) x

  7. Oh my! I’m dreaming that when I open my fridge this is inside! I must munch on it ASAP!

  8. Wow :)It looks amazing and surprisingly

  9. What a stunning bowl Averie!  It’s gorgeous and I can think of about a million ways to enjoy it!  This would be delicious over grilled chicken too!!

  10. Hi Averie, love these recipes for salsas and can’t wait to make them for my husband. I like any kind of salsa, but I have only tried one with fruit, mango. It was delicious. So when I saw each of your photographs of the different ones, it was easy to imagine how each would taste. And they were good. I too think these will make good Summertime snacks with homemade corn tortilla chips. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes! Sylvieann :-)

  11. Love the sweet, juicy, spicy flavour combination of this salsa! And how vibrant and colourful this salsa is, summer in a bowl :-)

  12. omg Averie this is amazing!!!! so so creative, pinned! xo

  13. I’m a huge fan or corn salsa so the addition of blueberries should go with the corn well. This is on my to make list and I’m pinning it. 

  14. hey girl this looks pretty good!

  15. This is right up my alley! I’m in a blueberry-addiction-mode at the moment ^^” Would never think to add blueberries and corn together, but this looks so good. Lovely colors.

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