A strange, yet wonderful combination of ingredients that makes the perfect salsa topping for meat, fish or tortilla chips! “By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
Hold on to your hats. Things are about to get a little bit crazy up in here! A few weeks ago I got an email (as part of Recipe Redux) about a recipe contest using Wild Blueberries. I immediately started brainstorming and came up with a salsa idea that was a little out there. Then things got busy and all I really had time to do was look at the email in my inbox every day….not actually do anything about it.
Then, while I was at the grocery store on Thursday picking up ingredients for some recipes I’m developing for a client, I passed the freezer case and saw that the wild blueberries were on sale! I took that as a sign…so I grabbed a bag, came home and promptly spent about 20 minutes searching for the tiny scrap of paper I had scribbled my idea on.
Once I found it, I started second guessing myself. Individually, all the ingredients sound great. But putting them together? Was that weird?
But what else is new? My brain comes up with some pretty weird things. So, I threw everything together in a bowl, stuck it in the fridge and told myself I’d taste it in the morning.
Here’s the thing. There’s bacon in this recipe…and feta…two flavors which I happen to love. They also happen to be two pretty strong flavors, so that’s pretty much all you taste at first. But then if you keep eating, you occasionally get a burst of blueberry flavor or a bite of sweet corn and it creates a beautifully delicate balance of flavors!
Next problem was- how do I eat this?
Answer: Grab a spoonful. Eat. Repeat.
Or, you could use it as a topping on some grilled chicken. Or try it with some chips. Or, when you really need to take photos and don’t have either of those things, try it over some shrimp cakes 🙂
I realize this isn’t for everyone…but for those of you who are willing to give it a chance, here’s the recipe:Print
Wild Blueberry & Corn Salsa
A strange, yet wonderful combination of ingredients that makes the perfect salsa topping for meat, fish or tortilla chips!
- 1 cup corn kernals
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 3/4 cup red pepper, diced (1 medium)
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 2 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- juice from one lime
- 1 cup wild blueberries (thawed & drained)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir gently to combine.
- Serve cold, room temperature or warm.
That’s about as easy as it gets, isn’t it?
A few fun facts about wild blueberries. Compared to conventional blueberries they have:
- More intense flavor
- Double the antioxidants
- Deeper blue pigment
- Grow naturally in the wild
- Have more berries per pound
- Contain less water (so they freeze better)
- Have a higher concentration of phytochemicals
You can find out more about the on the Wild Blueberries website!
This salsa is the perfect way to sneak in some extra antioxidants and phytochemicals, while also adding great flavor!