How do we get from blueberries to salsa in one small leap? Delicious salsa with no recipe required – that is the joy of veg (and fruit in the form of tomatoes)! Just chop up everything in the box and toss it with a little apple cider vinegar and lime juice. It’s so easy to pull together the most beautiful AND delicious salsa.
We went blueberry picking the other day, and picked juicy, perfectly delicious blueberries! When we went to get our buckets for picking many pounds of blueberries (collectively, parents and children), we feasted our eyes on the colorful table full of vegetables and tomatoes, and salsa boxes.
The salsa boxes were packed full of gorgeous, bright, fresh-picked heirloom tomatoes – orange, yellow, and red tomatoes – an onion, and a jalapeno pepper. We picked the prettiest salsa box to go with our treasure hunt booty of the bluest, sweetest, ORGANIC, burst-in-your-mouth fresh-picked blueberries. We also stopped by the blueberry farm’s cidery for a flight of four different fruit-based ciders, including blueberry cider, strawberry cider and more. Delicious and refreshing on a hot, blueberry-picking day.
When we got home I kept feasting my eyes on the lovely salsa box. My son was in a take-action kind of mood, though: he got me to drop everything and make the salsa, before doing anything else!
The salsa was so beautiful with all of the reds and yellows and oranges along with the onion and the cheerful bright green jalapeno. I included all of the juice from the chopped tomatoes from the cutting board, and added a little apple cider vinegar (a few tablespoons) and the juice of half a lime (which I had in the fridge left over from the previous night’s delicious quick and easy vegan pad thai – a favorite family meal!)
DELICIOUS! When life presents you with a salsa box opportunity, at a blueberry farm or wherever you may be, make salsa!
Simple Salsa Box Fresh Chopped Salsa
Chop all of the tomatoes in the box (and place in bowl along with the resulting juice) – I use a great knife made in France specifically for cutting tomatoes – now it’s the only knife I use for tomatoes.
Chop the onion
Finely dice the jalapeno after removing the seeds
Add 2 or 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s organic Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite)
Squeeze the juice of 1 lime
I know, you don’t even need a recipe! But the point is that delicious, fresh, healthy whole plant foods are SO EASY to make yet they bring great pleasure, practically instantly. AND they are so healthful.
Our salsa box (unexpected extra treasure from the blueberry farm) turned into an instant gratification kind of a feast as we gathered around to enjoy it.
After we had devoured all of it down to the last drop, my son who had so admirably taken action (by getting me to drop everything and MAKE that salsa, right now, not later), made a point to give me an extra hug and pats on the back saying, “Mom, that was really, really good.”
That’s the Joy of Veg.