Strawberry-Blueberry-Jicama Salsa

Is there a chance you still need a very patriotic recipe for a 4th of July party or barbecue?  This salsa would be perfect!

Red, white, blue and so easy to put together.  All you do is dice and mix and present with tortilla chips!

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I am serving this in about one hour for a 4th of July barbecue/birthday celebration.  My 26th birthday is tomorrow — I am kind of pumped.  I love all the lovely birthday wishes, the excuse to pick out a fun restaurant, and general festiveness.

Combining the excitement with 4th of July only makes it more fun. I’ve already seen two fireworks show, one was after the Des Moines Art Festival with a view from the Sculpture Garden.

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The other show was pretty awesome.  Each year Des Moines hosts Yankee Doodle Pops, a symphony concert on the capital lawn with a big fireworks finale.  There were so many people there.  The lawn is huge, but I’m pretty sure there was a butt on every square foot of grass.  It was lovely weather, and I had the best picnic companion –> Kate!

Yesterday on the 4th, I felt the patriotic festive-ness very strongly.  I spotted our flag out front and made a colorful breakfast to match.

flagOnto the red-white-and-blue salsa!

I was interested in this recipe when I saw the picture — it’s so gorgeous!  I was absolutely sold when I saw it included jicama. We used to eat jicama while living in Mexico.  It kind of looks like a potato, but is really juicy and a little sweet.  It’s a nice crunchy addition to this delicious and fresh salsa recipe.

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Strawberry-Blueberry-Jicama Salsa

Recipe from Two Peas and their Pod

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup diced strawberries
1 cup diced jicama
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
Juice of 1 large lime or (3 tablespoons)
Salt, to taste
Tortilla chips, for serving

Combine blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, and lime juice.Stir until well combined.

Season with salt, to taste.

Serve with tortilla chips at room temperature or chilled.

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Happy 4th 5th of July!

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