Blueberry Avocado Salsa

I never used to like salsa. Not at all.

Not riding atop my favorite tortilla chip, not accompanying my fajitas, not even as a stand in for butter on my baked potato. Nope, I hated it.  I also used to loathe cilantro, as I understand many people do. Perhaps it was an acquired taste, because after years of relentless late night salsa snacking by my hubby… I finally caved and started devouring his favorite dip right alongside him.

It used to be that he could savor an entire tub all by himself with no competition trying to sneak their chip into the last bite. Not anymore. I have converted into a full fledged salsa fanatic. Now we buy two containers and polish off both within ten minutes, dueling chips in hand.

I even have developed a particular fondness for that stinky cilantro (but I would rather credit my love affair with Indian cuisine for that one). Mmmm… Baingan Bharta.

Anyways, did you know how wonderful cilantro, avocado and blueberries meld together?  They do, and this recipe is simple proof…

…that is, if you don’t hate salsa. :)


Blueberry Avocado Salsa


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp lime juice + extra for drizzling onto avocados
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped jalepeno pepper
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into small chunks


Pulse all ingredients (except for avocado) a few times in a food processor. Then, cut up your avocado and drizzle with lime juice. Stir in chopped avocado with the rest of your salsa ingredients. Add a touch more salt if desired. Serve immediately.

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44 Responses to Blueberry Avocado Salsa

  1. I know this is an older post, but my goodness, it sounds amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this out during the summer! :)

  2. Jess says:

    Yummy!!! Looks amazing thanks! :)

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  5. Cool Springs says:

    I love this recipe! A local Mexican restaurant has pineapple salsa and it’s one of my favorites. This blueberry salsa is twice as good and easier to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Loryn says:

    So far I’ve made 3 batches, and it’s been a hit every time. I’d never think to combine those ingredients, but they work so well together.

  8. Dr. Josh Axe says:

    I thought this looked incredible and tried it this weekend. Oddly enough, it was a great conversation starter for my party. Also, it tasted great too. Thanks for sharing this

  9. Katie says:

    I made this, and it was so delicious! I hate that cilantro smell, too, and rarely eat it, but I thought I would try it out. It worked out very nicely! The other flavors make the presence of cilantro a little more mild. Great recipe, beatiful pictures. :)

  10. Mo says:

    I would have never thought to put those together! And the color is gorgeous!!!

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  14. Jennifer says:

    I love the sounds of this salsa! I can just imagine how wonderful it is! Blueberries are just coming into harvest here, Ill have to give it a whirl!

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  16. Lili says:

    3 of my favorite ingredients: blueberries, avocados, and cilantro. This is amazing. Thank you!!

  17. This looks fantastic! I love the ideas of blackberries in salsa! I love your blog!

  18. Carrie says:

    I’ve never seen a salsa like this before…it’s so creative! I already love avocados and cilantro, so I have a feeling I’d like this combo, too. So summery and unique…I love it!

  19. Sarah says:

    What a good idea!!! I really want to try this. I like salsa, but may be I’ll change to love salsa after this one… :)

  20. T says:

    That is one wild combination! I love salsa in all its many forms… looking forward to trying it!

  21. Kiersten says:

    What a different spin on salsa! I am not a huge salsa person, but I do love anything with blueberries.

  22. Jenny says:

    This looks so tasty! I love the vibrant colours. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  23. YUMMY! Will pick up tomatoes and blueberries at the farmer’s market tomorrow!

  24. Morgan says:

    This is such an interesting looking combination! Im intrigued!!!

  25. Jennifer says:

    You’ve combined two of my favourite foods, blueberries and avocados! This looks MAGNIFICENT!!

  26. Wendi says:

    You and that AVOCADO! My goodness…I wish I loved it like I LOVE the delectable cilantro! I am sure your little clone girl would love it though…but I think the man ate the avocados.

  27. Claryn says:

    This is absolutely amazing. I’ll be making this as soon as I get my hands on the ingredients. Gorgeous photography (as always), too!

  28. Rose says:

    What beautiful colors! Avocado, cilantro, and blueberries sound wonderful togehter…very unique…I’ll have to try this soon!

  29. Becky says:

    This looks amazing! We have almost all of those ingredients in the fridge right at this moment, too…hmmm….

  30. Deanna says:

    I’ve yet to try a fruity salsa – but this does look intriguing. I’ve been eating salsa by the spoonful in this hot weather. Cool, refreshing salsa. Mmmmmm.

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  32. Leinana says:

    Ah, gorgeous photos, as always! I never would have thought of combining blueberries & avocado, but your recipe sounds delicious. I’d love to try it. And I too used to hate cilantro, but now I don’t mind it so much. I don’t love it yet, but we’ve become friends :)

    • allyson says:

      Ahh, so maybe I am not alone in my conversion! Good to hear that at least you two can be cordial with each other these days. ;) It took a while for me (about 26 years!), but cilantro finally won my heart. <3

  33. Mihl says:

    Oh my god, that looks crazy! In a very good way, of course. And I never heard of someone who used to hate cilantro and changed their opinion.

    Off to show this to the bf, who also hates the stnky cilantro :D

    • allyson says:

      Haha… thanks Mihl! I’m sure I am somewhat of an anomaly…? Maybe? It’s comforting to know your bf also finds it stinky- (although now, I really find it quite aromatic, in a very good way, of course!)

    • Elaine says:

      Yeah, can live without the cilantro… still tastes like soap to me. It used to ruin anything it was in, now I try to remove as much as I can when it’s served in something. I guess that’s progress…