Earlier this week I shared with you some of the benefits of blueberries and a delicious recipe that you could try. Once again, this recipe also has blueberries as a main ingredient – it is blueberry season after all! The below recipe has a unique twist on your traditional vegetable and fruit salsas, combining the flavors of both making for a delicious, nutritious snack for any time of the day.
You’ll love this blueberry peach salsa; it’s something all ages will enjoy. Bring it along to your next picnic, backyard gathering or dinner invite. As always, it’s important to entice your children to try new things, so make it fun looking and get them involved in the process.
- 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, quartered
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh peaches, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh kiwi, chopped
- 2 Tbs lime juice
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
- sea salt and cayenne to taste
- jalapeno or chili pepper )optional)
- small pita bread slices or corn chip scoops (great for children size portions)
Pulse tomatoes and 1/2 cup of peaches together with lime juice, green onions, cilantro, and mint. You want it slightly blended but still a wee chunky. Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in blueberries, remaining 1/2 cup of peaches, chopped kiwi, avocado, sea salt and cayenne. You can put this delicious salsa on anything you eat!
Recipe retrieved from: http://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/blueberry-health-antioxidant-salsa-recipe/
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador