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

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. 

Did You Know?

Canada is the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries, offering over 18 species, which vary in colour from red to blue to black. 

Blueberries get their intense blue colour from anthocyanins, substances that may reduce the risk of heart disease in humans.

You can pick enough highbush blueberries to make two blueberry pies in about 10 minutes.