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Blueberry Tips for the Kitchen
Kris Boulton Phone: (501) 303-5672Email: email@example.com
Connect with Saline County FCS agent Kris Boulton.
Learn three tips for blueberries and try a surprising Blueberry Salsa Recipe. Do you
ever get blue thinking about what you want to eat? What about if we were to talk about
blueberries? Does that make a difference? I know it does for me.
I’m going to share three tips with you about blueberries; one about how to choose
them, how to store them and the nutritional value of your blueberries. As a bonus,
I'm going to share a recipe with you that may challenge all your beliefs about blueberries.
When you're getting your blueberries, make sure that your blueberries are ripe and
plump. Unripe blueberries do not become sweet after they've been picked. Red or green
blueberries will not ripen, and they will taste very sour. Ripe blueberries have a
light blue to blue black color. The deepness of the color depends on the variety.
Blueberries should be refrigerated immediately after harvesting and purchasing. Decayed
or moldy blueberries should be removed before the blueberries are refrigerated. Also,
don't wash your blueberries before storing them because the moisture can allow for
mold to grow. Instead wash your blueberries just before you use them.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and other phytochemicals that may help prevent
cancer, heart disease and urinary tract infections. Many people call them one of the
super feeds. One cup of blueberries unsweetened contain 82 calories and 4.4 grams
I know when I read this recipe, I thought there is no way this is going to taste good.
But it surprised me and I hope it surprises you. The blueberry salsa recipe I want
to share with you today was originally taken from the farmer's market cookbook from
the learning zone
I chose a little bit different way to serve this salsa instead of using chips. I serve
it as a side dish with grilled chicken, steamed squash and rice medley. Again, I was
very surprised at the tastiness of this recipe. I hope you try it and you enjoy it
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 small onion
1/4 cup cilantro or 1/8 cup Parsley, dried
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced or to taste
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a small bowl, coarsely mash the blueberries.
Stir in ingredients except salt and pepper.
Taste then season with salt & pepper.
Cover & chill until serving.
Recipe from Farmer's Market Cookbook from the Learning Zone
Serves 6: 46 Calories per serving, 1 g protein , 10 carbohydrates, 1 g fat, 99 g sodium,
1 g fiber