Red, White, and Blue Salsa

Confession.  I’m almost as much of a sucker for themed food as I am for themed gifts or themed .  You guys probably knew that already though.

Here’s the appetizer recipe we made for the this year, and of course it incorporates the colors of the American flag.

Red White & Blue Salsa

Recipe inspired by and adapted from


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (the BLUE)
  • 1 cup diced strawberries (the RED)
  • 1 cup diced jicama (the WHITE)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup  chopped red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dipping food of choice


Mix all together in a bowl and season with the s&p!

In this dish, the sweetness of the berries contrasted nicely with the tartness of the jicama and the cilantro flavor.  If you aren’t sure what a jicama is, I explain it well in   I wrote that post after my co-worker Dawn brought me a jicama to try once.  It was still hard to explain to my family members who kept saying, jic-a-whaaa?

I served the salsa with two new chips I picked up at Whole Foods.  Have you guys heard of simply sprouted ?  I brought the no salt naked blues tortilla chips and the simply sunny multi-grain tortilla chips.  Both flavors were good, and I didn’t feel the need to keep eating chip after chip.  Since chips and salsa are my weakness, I think I’ll definitely get these again!

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Do you prefer a regular old salsa or do you like trying different flavors?  Do you get your salsa in a jar or make it homemade?

Today is a pretty huge day at work for me as I’m finally pitching the entire wellness program that I’ve built for the past 9 months to our C-level staff and senior execs.  Eek!  Wish me luck, friends!