Friday, July 11, 2014

Kiwi Salsa

Kiwi Lime Salsa
I came up with this recipe over a year ago after watching a segment on TV about the health benefits of kiwis and learning that they are one of the few common fruits that have lower levels of pesticides when grown conventionally.  So they are fairly inexpensive, highly nutritious and in my opinion, one of the tastiest fruits out there.  I had never thought of using kiwis in a salsa before, but had heard of mango salsas and ones made with other fruits so I thought I would give it a try.  It does take awhile to cut up all the kiwis, but it is worth it, especially if you want to impress all of your friends at your next party or get together.  I made this for my 33rd birthday party and it was definitely everyone's favorite dish.  It was gone within an hour and at least three friends left with a print out of this recipe.  I still get comments about it a year later, so I figured it was time to post the recipe for the rest of the world to see.  Nothing complicated or highly inventive, but amazing nonetheless.  And it looks pretty!  :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White and Blueberry Salsa

Red, White and Blueberry Salsa

Happy July 4th!!! *  I made this delicious fruit salsa for a party last July 4th.  I got the inspiration from an amazing kiwi salsa recipe I created a few months prior (recipe to come soon!!) that all my friends and family love.  I wanted to stay with the red, white and blue theme this time, so instead of kiwis I used blueberries.  Definitely an unexpected blend of flavors, but they work well together and it is a perfect dish to bring to a hot outdoor picnic. Serve with organic blue corn chips, or on top of chicken or fish tacos!  

* I have included an updated version of this salsa that also uses tomatoes, and all fresh blueberries.  Both are delicious!