So I have a little confession to make: I hate grocery shopping. I hate the list-making and the meal-planning and the fridge-cleaning-outing and the actual act of grocery shopping and the money-spending (it all feels so futile when my kids would happily subsist on Ramen noodles and Dum Dums) and the loading and the unloading, all so I can put it all away and then clean up once all the cooking is done. If I ever find myself in a position where I can hire a personal assistant, said personal assistant will be solely responsible for figuring all this stuff out (and figuring out a way to clean the blinds that doesn’t make me want to cause myself or someone else bodily harm.)
Sometimes I find myself with all sorts of odds and ends in the refrigerator that need to be used up–chicken and blueberries and jalapeños and onions a cilantro (and three cartons of eggs, because apparently every time I go to the store, I grab a carton of eggs, a bag of powdered sugar, and a can of sweetened condensed milk because subconsciously those are the things I can’t live without. What does this say about me?!)
So when I was scrambling for something to make for dinner one night, I remembered Sara’s Cranberry Salsa and realized I could do something similar with the blueberries. And it. Was. Delicious. Whether you’re making it as a snack (like with chips and salsa or on top of cream cheese and crackers) or adding it to a meal (it’s incredible on marinated and grilled chicken), it’s a great way to use up summer produce (and eat delicious things.)
You’re going to need a pint of blueberries, a little bit of minced red onion, a jalapeño (seeded and minced), some cilantro, the juice of a lime, salt to taste, and, if you want, a little bit of sugar.
Roughly chop the blueberries and add them to a small mixing bowl. Add some minced onion and jalapeño.
Juice the lime over the ingredients and add some salt to taste.
If you want to add a little sugar, feel free. I won’t judge.
Serve immediately with chips and salsa, over marinated and grilled meat (chicken is great), or spread a cracker with cream cheese or goat cheese and top with a spoonful of this salsa.
- 1 pint blueberries, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/4-1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- Toss ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Serve over grilled meat, with tortilla chips, or spread crackers (like Ritz Crackers) with cream cheese and top with a spoonful of blueberry salsa.