Fresh Blueberry Salsa Recipe

Fresh Blueberry Salsa Recipe

Fresh blueberries combined with sweet peppers, onions, and citrus. This salsa is perfect to enjoy anytime of the year, but especially at those summer gatherings!

Hey cousins! Although it’s still winter, I’m over here dreaming of those warm summer months. I’ve been thinking about those family barbecues y’all! You know the ones with unlimited good food, drinks, and plenty of laughs? One of my favorite appetizers to make, and serve at my summer gatherings is my fresh blueberry salsa recipe. I must admit that the first time that I served this blueberry salsa, my family was skeptical. They couldn’t see themselves eating salsa with blueberries. However, it was love after first bite! It quickly became a family favorite, and I whip up this fresh blueberry salsa recipe for every summer gathering!

Ingredients for this fresh blueberry salsa recipe

For this salsa recipe you will need:

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only, chopped
  • 3 jalapeños, minced, seeds removed
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell peppers, diced 
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 large lime, juice only

What to serve with this fresh blueberry salsa

Whenever I make this salsa I serve it along with tortilla chips. My favorite tortilla chips are the ones with a hint of lime!

Can I use frozen blueberries?

For best results, I highly suggest using fresh blueberries when making this salsa. Frozen blueberries will not hold up as well, and if you use frozen blueberries you might end up having a watery salsa.

What gives salsa more flavor?

It really depends on the salsa. Most salsas get their flavor from the juicy tomatoes, onions, and lime ( sometimes lemon) juice. Another ingredient that adds flavor is jalapeno peppers. If you’re not a fan of the heat that jalapeno peppers give, you can remove the seeds. Cilantro is another great ingredient that gives salsa amazing flavor.

For this recipe the sweet juicy blueberries give the salsa a lot of flavor. The combination of the blueberries, sweet roma tomatoes, onions, and lime juice truly gives this salsa a ton of flavor.

What can I do with a lot of blueberries?

During the summer, I usually have a lot of blueberries on hand. Of course I like to make this fresh blueberry salsa recipe, but I also make a ton of other recipes with blueberries. One of my favorite blueberry recipes is my Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins . I love serving these muffins in the morning, and pairing them with coffee. I also make Southern Blueberry Cobbler , which is always requested in my house. A few other things that you can make with blueberries are

The options are pretty limitless when it comes to blueberries! Did I miss something? Let me know what you like to make with blueberries, in the comment section below!

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Fresh Blueberry Salsa


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves only, chopped
  • 3 jalapeños minced, seeds removed
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 1 large red bell peppers diced
  • 2 large roma tomatoes diced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 large lime juice only


  • Wash the blueberries thoroughly, then pat dry.
  • Take 1 ½ cups of the blueberries, and cut them in halves.
  • Toss all of the blueberries into a large mixing bowl, then set to the side.
  • Next, dice the roma tomatoes,red onion, red bell peppers, and jalapeno. Toss into the bowl with the blueberries.
  • Chop the cilantro, then add it to the mixing bowl.
  • Add in the salt, and lime juice.
  • Fold the ingredients until combined.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours to let the flavors marry.
  • Serve, and enjoy!
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