It’s hard to believe that it is the end of May. And the end of May means one thing – it is cookout, picnic and barbecue time.  Because Memorial Day weekend is upon us, I thought I would post one of our favorite red, white, and blue recipes.

The combination of ingredients both look and tastes outstanding!
The combination of ingredients both look and tastes outstanding!

This recipe comes with all sort of delicious flavors that you may not have ever considered combining. You first get the sweetness of the strawberries and blueberries combined with the crunch of the pears. Then the fresh cilantro sits on your palate right before the slight kick of the jalapeno and red onion.  And the best part of all – it only takes a few minutes to prepare!

So as you celebrate with family and friends, add something unique to the traditional cook out menu with this patriotic salsa recipe.

Red, White, and Blue Salsa Recipe

*makes approximately 3 cups

A very festive combination of fruits.
A very festive combination of fruits.


1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup diced strawberries
1 cup diced Asian pear
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
Juice of 1 large lime


1. Combine the blueberries, strawberries, pear, cilantro, onion, jalapeno into a medium size bowl and gently combine.

2. Add the juice of the lime and stir gently.

3. Serve immediately with traditional tortilla chips (or cinnamon-sugar chips) or chill and serve later.  **It is best served within 24 hours.


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Mary and Jim

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