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We are in the height of blueberry season here in Georgia. I have been getting some off my bushes this year. (whatever the birds leave me!) I am also finding North Carolina blueberries at 2 pints for $3.00 so I have been stocking up. Here is a good recipe from the July edition of Southern Living for blueberry salsa. I was a little unsure when I made it but it tasted heavenly and everyone at the pool party really seemed to enjoy it. The picture in the magazine shows it served with pita chip type things but I served with regular scoop shaped tortilla chips. The salty chip and sweet/savory salsa was a nice combination!

Blueberry Salsa
2 cups coarsely chopped blueberries (I pulsed mine 2 to 3 times in the food processor)
1 cup fresh whole blueberries
1/4 cup lemon juice (I added a little less...very tart berries already!)
3 TBSP fresh chopped cilantro
2 seeded and minced jalapenos
1/3 cup finely diced bell pepper (calls for red but I only had green)
1/2 tsp salt

I added a sprinkle of sugar since the berries were pretty tart and about 1/4 cup chopped green onion, but those are not in the actual recipe. Mix together and serve or chill to let set. Mine set in the fridge for about 4 hours and the flavors blended nicely. Serve with your choice of tortilla chips/pita chips/bagel chips or whatever.

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Comment by Crystal on July 11, 2010 at 9:24pm
Thank you for the recipe. I am going to make some this week
Comment by Lauren Mae Spiker Cook on July 20, 2010 at 1:52am
My Fiance's sisters help run a blueberry farm. I gave them the recipe they liked it. It was there recipe of the day they have on handouts. I made some today it was great!
Comment by Diane Hoffmaster on July 22, 2010 at 7:07pm
glad you are all enjoying the recipe. I had no luck netting my bushes...You have to net to the ground and I ended up with several dead snakes in the process that got caught in them. As the bushes got bigger, I had enough to share with the critters. You can try the fake owl on a stake trick or string cds or pie pans from nearby branches. Those are supposed to work for deer, not sure about the birds though!
Comment by Lauren Mae Spiker Cook on July 24, 2010 at 12:05am
My future in-laws tried it they thought it was very good! Here is their slightly modified recipe. http://acooker.blogspot.com/
Comment by Ellen Peavey on July 3, 2014 at 7:07am

     We have so many blueberry's this year really hard to keep up so we are sharing with all the animals and birds even the hens get a few. Going to try the salsa but do you have any recipes for a cake or cobbler?This is the first year one of the blackberry bush's are giving us some blackberries every other day we get some berries just enough to eat.

Comment by Jennifer on July 18, 2014 at 2:08pm

Ellen: I reposted your question on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page, and folks had some delicious suggestions for you!

Comment by Ellen Peavey on July 19, 2014 at 4:03pm

    Thanks Jennifer for posting the recipes I will be trying quite a few of them, I have frozen six gallon bags already and have given away a couple of gallons. We still have plenty on the two bushes, soon all of the watermelon will be coming on small now but won't be long. Having a weekend of rain here in Georgia but we need it for the garden, hope everyone's gardens are doing as good as ours is this year.

Comment by Ellen Peavey on July 19, 2014 at 4:05pm

Some pictures of the garden here in Georgia.


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