Another appetizer? With fruit?
It’s summertime – that means grilling out, laying out by the pool and making the most out of berries. And listening to the kids complain about how bored they are.
That just means they need to get their asses outside and cut the grass.
So, just in time for 4th of July, I made a Blueberry Sweet Corn Bleu Cheese Salsa. Because I know you all want something new to make for your Independence Day throw-downs.
Does it have jalapenos in it? I’ll let you ponder on that for a second, but you know the answer.
It’s even color coordinated.
Red – Tomatoes
White – Corn/Bleu Cheese
Blue – Blueberries
Only ’cause I love y’all.
- 2 ears sweet white corn
- 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
- 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 fresh jalapeno, diced
- 2 celery stalks, rinsed and diced
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 oz Bleu Cheese, crumbled
- Salt, only for preference (the cheese is salty, so taste it first!)
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Carefully peel back corn husks to expose the corn and pull off all the silks. Re-cover the corn with its husks.
- Roast in oven 10 minutes on each side and remove. Let cool and slice off the corn using a knife and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine with the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve - it's better after several hours!
The corn/blueberry combination is fantastic.
Not to mention the bleu cheese. It just adds an unexpected element that pulls the whole thing together.
We’ve been eating it with pita chips, but I can imagine this would be so good on grilled fish or chicken.
OR on a burger.
Oh, how I love food.
CathyJuly 9, 2013 at 9:11 PM
Interesting and unique!
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KristinJuly 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I love fruit salsas but would have been reluctant to mix the blueberries with tomatoes… thanks for posting I’m looking forward to trying even though my husband won’t eat anything raw! ; )
carolinaheartstringsJuly 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM
That looks so delicious. What a great idea.
Maureen | Orgasmic ChefJune 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM
I’ve never eaten blueberry salsa and blueberries are my all-time favorite berry. I should be ashamed and I should head to the kitchen to pray for blueberry season to hurry.
RobinJune 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM
I agree, it sounds like it would be good with fish or chicken. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster’s Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to link up next week.
Robin @ Fluster Buster
Sinea PiesJune 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM
This sounds so great. Pinned it! Have you stopped by yet to share it on my blog hop?
Please do!!! 🙂
LaurenJune 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM
such a great recipe for july 4th!
new follower from tasty tuesday!!
Christine aka happyvballgirlJune 24, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Wow, this sounds very interesting and yummy! Definitely gonna give it a try. Quite pretty to look at too!
Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday’s Linky party!
Mr. & Mrs. PJune 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Need to try this… Like the combination of ingredients..
adam @unorthodoxepicureJune 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM
The salsa looks beautiful! And, hell to the yes about bored kids who sit around and make messes — only to not want to clean up!
Dixie ChikJune 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM