Blueberries and jalapeño peppers – a surprising pair that’ll definitely bring a smile to your face! When you pair the crisp berry taste with that bright medium heat of jalapeño, you’ve got a very special salsa for sultry summer months. Spicy blueberry salsa is a great option for cook-outs and other family outdoor gatherings.
While this salsa is perfectly delicious served with tortillas as an appetizer, it’s also a perfect chunky salsa side for barbecue and/or grilled meats. You can also mix it up by swapping out the blueberries for raspberries or mangos instead. Other berries and tropical fruits work as well, but these two are especially tasty.
As mentioned, jalapeño peppers provide a medium heat. If that’s too spicy, you can swap out the chili for a lesser-heat option (like a poblano.) You could also opt to use a mix of bell pepper and jalapeños to limit the overall spiciness. And if you’d like a spicier salsa, feel free to upgrade to serrano chilies. They provide a similar bright flavor as jalapeños as well.
Like this salsa? You’ll enjoy these too:
- Peach Habanero Salsa: This one is a definite step up in heat, but if you’re game peaches and habaneros are an amazing pairing.
- Strawberry Salsa: What a fresh, fruity flavor. This salsa is one of our favorites for eating as a side all by itself.
- Spicy Coconut Salsa: Tropical sweetness and spice just work. Try this salsa with pork or chicken to really bring those grilled meats to the next level.
Spicy Blueberry Salsa
- 2 cups blueberries chopped
- 1/3 cup red onions chopped
- 1/4 cup bell peppers yellow and red, chopped
- 1 tablespoon jalapeño peppers chopped fine
- 1 fresh lime juiced
- 1/4 bunch Cilantro leaves chopped fine (add more to taste)
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Pinch sea salt add more to taste
- Combine all of the above ingredients into a bowl and refrigerate.
- Serve chilled.