Blueberry Avocado Salsa

This fruity Blueberry Avocado Salsa is a refreshing snack or a delightful side to grilled meat and fish recipes.  You can spice it up with some jalapeno or add more sweetness by doubling the strawberries.  Either way, it’s going to make your meal!

Blueberry Avocado Salsa from Barrie Hill Farms

Combining delicious blueberries and strawberries from Barrie Hill Farms is the perfect way to celebrate summer and you’ll find that entertaining has never been this easy.  The kids will love this too and it’s such a wonderful way to get those necessary nutrients into them during those important years of growth.

Blueberry Avocado Salsa from Barrie Hill Farms

Blueberries Are Considered A Superfood!

  • Low in calories but high in fibre, Vitamin C and Vitamin K
  • Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all the popular fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids appear to be the berries’ antioxidant with the greatest impact.
  • Several studies suggest that blueberries and blueberry juice reduce DNA damage, which is a leading driver of aging and cancer.
  • The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to reduce a predominant risk factor for heart disease by preventing oxidative damage to “bad” LDL cholesterol

Blueberry Avocado Salsa from Barrie Hill Farms

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Blueberry Avocado Sala

This fruity Blueberry Avocado Salsa is a refreshing snack or a delightful side to grilled meat and fish recipes.  You can spice it up with some jalapeno or add more sweetness by doubling the strawberries.  Either way, it’s going to make your meal!

Prep Time: 15 days
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: blueberry avocado salsa
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 5 medium strawberries, hulled, chopped into chunks
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • zest of two limes
  • 1/2 cup avocado, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine blueberries, strawberries, onion, lime zest, juice and cilantro in a food processor or blender and pulse. For a chunky salsa, pulse 6-7 times. If you like it creamy, 10-12 times.

  • Season with salt and pepper and pour into serving bowl. Add avocado and mix. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe can easily be doubled.
If you want some heat, add some jalapeno pepper.  Sweet and spicy is awesome!

Nutrition

Serving: 75g | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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More Blueberry Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Berry French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Pizza

Balsamic Blueberry Steak Crostinis

When are Blueberries Available at Barrie Hills Farm?A calendar showing when crops are available at Barrie Hills Farm.

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole is a twist on the traditional treat and offers a unique spicy flavor that will be a hit with your guests this summer. The asparagus season is full on and we can’t get enough of this super popular vegetable.

Asparagus Guacamole with vegetables from Barrie Hill Farms.

4 Ways to Eat Your Asparagus Guacamole:

  • On Toast! Just spread on toast like you would mashed avocado and enjoy.
  • On Your Veggie Burger.  Skip the mayo and enjoy the creaminess without sending your cholesterol through the roof.
  • In a Wonton.  Asparagus egg rolls will rock your socks!
  • As a Pizza Topping.  Add shrimp, pineapple, and tomato for a flavorfest that will have your taste buds dancing.

Asparagus Guacamole - spicy, fresh, unique

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Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole is a twist on the traditional treat and offers a unique spicy flavor that will be a hit with your guests this summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs asparagus, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon fat free Greek style yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper (reduce if you don't like it hot)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the asparagus into a steamer insert and set into a pot over one inch of water, bring the water to a boil.  Place a cover on the pot and steam the asparagus for 5 minutes.  Transfer the asparagus to the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Combine the asparagus puree with the remaining ingredients except the salt and pepper.. In a large bowl gently sir to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Chill in refrigerator until completely cooled.
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More Asparagus Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Snap Peas & Fiddleheads

Spicy Sauteed Shrimp with Maple Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Asparagus Soup Recipe with Spinach and Garlic

Vegan Asparagus Soup

Vegan Asparagus Soup is a fresh and easy way to take advantage of your local farm fresh produce.  The season is short so make the most of it!  Make a double batch because it freezes easily and you can savor it throughout the summer.

You’re going to love the deep flavors in this vegan soup!  Using potatoes, celery and garlic along with oregano, basil and pepper allows the earthy, salty flavors of asparagus to shine.

We now have Pick Your Own Asparagus at the farm!  The kids love the wagon rides and learning about our healthy foods that grow from the earth.

3 Reasons Vegan Asparagus Soup Should Be On Your Menu:

  • Asparagus is a nutrient-packed vegetable. It is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. That’s good news if you’re watching your blood sugar.
  • This herbaceous plant—along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals.
  • It’s one of the top ranked fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This may help slow the aging process and reduce inflammation.

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Vegan Asparagus Soup

Vegan Asparagus Soup is a fresh and easy way to take advantage of your local farm fresh produce. The season is short so make the most of it! Make a double batch because it freezes easily and you can savor it throughout the summer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: vega asparagus soup
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 102kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 russet potato, diced
  • 3 cups asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces, woody ends removed
  • 5 cups veggie stock
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in saute pan on medium high heat.  Saute onions, potatoes celery, and garlic until soft and translucent. 
  • Add asparagus,and herbs, saute for 5 minutes. (Set aside a few pieces of cooked asparagus for garnish if desired)
  • Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Blend well with wand or transfer to a blender.  Taste and add seasoning if required.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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More Asparagus Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Snap Peas & Fiddleheads

Spicy Sauteed Shrimp with Maple Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Asparagus Soup Recipe with Spinach and Garlic