While browsing the magazine rack at my local bookstore, I came across a wonderful Southern Living special edition cookbook...
101 ESSENTIAL SOUTHERN RECIPES.
With a title like this, what self-respecting southern girl could pass up the opportunity to browse through the pages...
The first photo in the appetizer section caught my eye...and enticed me to purchase the book. (See it on the left). It's a photo of BLUEBERRY SALSA.
Now, I LOVE salsas...and I LOVE BLUEBERRIES (and they're healthy and diabetic friendly!!!) So this recipe called to me.... It lived up to the photo...and was worth the price of the cookbook. (There are many fabulous recipes in this book...well worth the cost!)
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh blueberries
1 cup whole fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (I used lime, because I had it on hand)
3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/3 cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt (I used sea salt)
Toss together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 8 hours.
I served the salsa with baked flour tortillas...
Cut flour tortillas with a pizza cutter. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet. Lightly spritz with no-stick spray...or spritz with a little vegetable/olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt (I use VERY LITTLE). Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Then store in a plastic storage bag or airtight container until ready to use.
* In the photo of the Salsa, the tortilla strips look like fried flour tortillas. These would be excellent, but I am watching my diet...the baked tortillas were a healthier alternative.
This little cookbook is jam-packed with southern goodness. You will find everything from Heavenly Angel Food Cake to Southern Style Collard Greens to Cornbread Crostini... "Classics Every Cook Should Know! Check it out....
Gotta run...I've got a Watermelon-and-Tomato Salad calling to me....
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