Salsa Please! Hold the Tomato!

The 4th of July is right around the corner and that means 2 things: Picnics and fireworks! I believe my expertise would best be used in helping you with the first item. I’ve never tried eating a sparkler, however, I would imagine it easier if unlit.

So you’ve been invited to a picnic and need to bring something that is fast, easy and inexpensive. You told the host you would bring the chips and dip but yawned at the idea of the same old fare. I have an idea that will meet all of your needs AND be healthy and delicious.


Summer Blueberry Salsa

1/2 Cup Blueberries

1 Poblano Pepper

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Small Red Onion

Red Wine Vinegar




Prepare all peppers and onion for salsa by dicing and place in a bowl. Eric’s Quick Tip: The secret to great salsa is actually your technique. Be sure that all of your ingredients are diced to the same size.

If your blueberries are larger, cut them in half and add to the bowl with the peppers and onion.

It’s important at this time to taste your salsa. Depending on the sweetness (or tartness) of your berries, you may need to adjust the following ingredients.

Add salt and pepper to taste and splash with some red wine vinegar. You could also add a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake if you dare!


This versatile salsa can be served over grilled chicken or beef, used to top a fish taco or put the “dynamic” in the “dynamic duo” that is chips and salsa.

Have a safe 4th of July! I know this salsa will add a spark to your picnic!


1 Comment

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One response to “Salsa Please! Hold the Tomato!

  1. Kathlene

    That looks too pretty to eat. Naah…who am I kidding???

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