Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Blueberry Salsa

From the Strive for Five at School! Resources

Adapted from the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture

Yield: 8
Portion: 1/4 cup (50 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.30

1 cup whole blueberries, frozen 250 mL
1 green onion, chopped 1
2 tbsp canola oil 30 mL
1 tbsp red wine vinegar 15 mL
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 15 mL

1: Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and let sit for a couple of hours to develop the flavour.
2: Serve instead of ketchup with chicken strips or fish or with baked whole-wheat tortilla chips.

Tip: If this recipe is too tart for the taste buds of young children, add 1 tsp (5 mL) honey to tone down the tartness. Blueberry Salsa is an antioxidant powerhouse with taste appeal. It can easily be changed by adding a chopped red pepper or a few minced garlic cloves or by substituting lime juice for the red wine vinegar.

Did You Know?

Blueberries…

  • Are one of three fruits that are native to North America. The other two are Concord grapes and cranberries.
  • Get their intense blue colour from anthocyanins, substances that may reduce the risk of heart disease in humans.
  • Can be found in over 18 species in Canada, which make it the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries.
  • The wild ones - are provincial berry of Nova Scotia.
  • Can be frozen by placing dry fresh berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and placing in the freezer. Once frozen, they can be transferred to containers.