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There are truly endless reasons to love summer (and fall) in Maine, but the fruit and edible flowers that seems to be everywhere are high on the list. Seasonal eating feels so so good. We are fortunate enough to live beside a large blueberry field, so throughout the late summer, I find myself wandering that way to grab a small bowl of berries.
Blueberries and kelp are two of the most nutritious foods you can add to your diet. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, while kelp is loaded with iodine, which is essential for thyroid function, and a host of other minerals. When combined, these two foods create a delicious and healthy salsa that is perfect for any occasion.
The rest of the ingredients for this salsa we had at home, but this can so easily be spiced up even more by adding jalapeños, pineapple, strawberries, or feta cheese. The result is a sweet and savory salsa that's perfect for dipping with chips or topping your favorite grilled meat, fish, tacos or grain bowl.
Here's what you'll love about this Blueberry & Kelp Salsa recipe:
- Antioxidant Powerhouse: Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage and may reduce your risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.
- Thyroid Support: Kelp is an excellent source of iodine, which is essential for maintaining a healthy thyroid. A healthy thyroid helps regulate your metabolism, energy levels, and overall health.
- Heart Health: Blueberries contain compounds that may help lower your blood pressure and improve heart health. They are also a good source of fiber, which can help lower your cholesterol levels.
- Low-Calorie Snack: With only 50 calories per serving, this salsa makes a great low-calorie snack or topping. It's also gluten-free and vegan, making it a perfect choice for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Makes: 3 cups
2 cups of Maine wild blueberries (rinsed)
1 cup of red, yellow, orange peppers
1/4 cup of red onion
1/4 cup of cilantro (rinsed and chopped)
1 avocado (diced)
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp Organic Sugar Kelp Flakes
1/2 tbsp Organic Alaria Flakes
Juice from 1 Lime
After rinsing all of your fruit and vegetables, begin by separating half of the blueberries into a bowl and half onto the cutting board. Chop up half of the berries and then add to bowl.
Finely chop peppers, red onion, and cilantro and add to bowl. Add avocado (diced is easiest) and squeeze the juice of one lemon onto the pile.
Pour 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into the bowl, then add a dash of black pepper, the Organic Sugar Kelp Flakes, and Organic Alaria Flakes (this is a perfect recipe for our Seaweed Flake Bundle).
Mix all ingredients together well in the bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes to several hours, letting the flavors infuse, then serve.
Pairs well with yellow corn tortilla chips.