This fruity and tangy Blueberry Salsa (No Tomatoes) is perfect for summer parties, barbecue or as a refreshing snack. Its versatile, healthy and easy-to-make. So, grab some chips and dive into this deliciousness.
This unique blueberry salsa recipe is vibrant, flavorful and so fresh.
I used fresh blueberries for this salsa recipe and it worked like miracle by enhancing its taste ten times more. It was like discovering the whole new world of flavors.
My blueberry bread recipe is absolutely delish and its great for beginner bakers.
Health benefits of blueberries
Packed with antioxidants, they help to regulate blood sugar and prevent heart diseases. Blueberries are also great for eye health and helps resolve UTIs. These are great for detoxing and are low in calories too.
Do we need food processor or blender for this salsa?
Its optional. There are two ways to make this blueberry salsa recipe. Either you can have crushed or chunky texture by pulsing blueberries in the food processor. Or else you may manually finely chop the blueberries. Either way its easy and quick to make this recipe and equally delicious.
Why you will love this recipe
- It has a unique combination of various fruits along with spicy pepper and zesty lemon.
- This salsa dip has a sweet and spicy along with a salty taste in every bite.
- I made it without tomatoes which is a new twist to the traditional salsa.
- Its easy, quick, vegan and gluten free.
Why I made blueberry salsa with No Tomatoes
Traditional salsa always have tomatoes in them and tomatoes make a very basic base of texture. Here, I wanted to be creative and add a unique taste profile. Plus its lower in acidity levels which makes this salsa easier to digest.
Blueberries – fresh blueberries work great in this recipe giving it a nice salad like taste and texture.
Honeydew melon – since this recipe is a no tomato recipe which makes it even more unique, I decided to go with more juicy fruit like honeydew melon. It made this recipe tastier. Make sure to get the honeydew melon with green inside and not the yellow for the best results.
Mint leaves – fresh mint leaves adds so much aroma and health to this recipe.
Jalapeno – this brings a nice kick to this blueberry salsa recipe.
Cilantro – this is a must. Fresh cilantro adds flavor, aroma and nutrition to it.
Onion – red onions are the best type for this blueberry salsa especially since its made without tomatoes.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make
Firstly, I rinsed fresh blueberries under running water. Then, I used kitchen towel to pat dry them in order to absorb extra moisture.
Secondly, with a sharp knife, I chopped the fresh blueberries as fine as possible. Then, I combined it in a large mixing bowl.
Secondly, I added chopped honeydew melon, jalapeno, cilantro, mint and onion to it.
Thereafter, I folded in salt and lemon juice.
It tasted outstanding and beyond imagination.
This blueberry salsa was gone the moment I served it. Infact, sometimes I simply enjoy it as a fruit salad.
I guarantee nothing beats a homemade salsa dip because it can be customized according to your taste.
If there is any leftover, you may refrigerate it in a glass container for 1-2 days. Mix well before serving because the juices makes it tastier.
- When you rinse the blueberries make sure to gently dap them with kitchen towel to absorb any extra moisture.
- It is important to chop honeydew melon as fine as possible so that all the flavors compliment each other well.
Even tough this taste best when served the same day. You may chop blueberries and other ingredients and combine them in a bowl. Then cover them with a food saver cling wrapper and refrigerate for up to 5 hours. Fold in salt and lemon juice 5 minutes before serving for the best tasting salsa ever.
If honeydew melon is not available, you add chopped oranges or fresh mangoes for extra juicy flavor.
Yes! this blueberry salsa is extremely healthy and nutritious and low in calories too.
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Blueberry Salsa (No Tomatoes)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup finely chopped honeydew melon
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 whole jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp lime/lemon juice
- Rinse the blueberries and gently pat dry them with a kitchen towel to absorb extra moisture. With a sharp knife finely chop the blueberries.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped blueberries, honeydew melon, onion, jalapeno, mint, cilantro and roughly toss them.
- Fold in salt and lemon juice and mix well. Taste test and adjust the lemon juice as per taste. Let it sit for 1 minute for the juices to release. Mix again and serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
- Measure blueberries before chopping.
- use 1 whole jalapeno and include its seeds for the spicy kick in this salsa recipe.
- If there is any leftover, you may refrigerate it in a glass container for 1-2 days. Mix well before serving because the juices makes it tastier.
- If desired you may pulse the blueberries in a food processor once or twice depending on your desired texture. However, the chunky bits really tastes good. However, manually chopping the blueberries definitely tastes the best.