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

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Quick Strawberry Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

This delicious Quick Strawberry Jam has only three ingredients, contains no refined sugar and is ready in only 20 minutes!

Quick Strawberry Jam , refined sugar free from Barrie Hill Farms

Fresh picked strawberries at the farm is a highly anticipated event each year and we love the excitement in the fields, the kids laughter on the wagons and the happy faces when they taste the sweet, juicy berries.

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Freshly picked strawberries make the best jam! Barrie Hill Farms

This will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 2 months.  A perfect hostess gift for all those grilling parties this summer!

Quick Strawberry Jam is very simply made with a toss in the food processor of your berries until they are chunky.  You don’t want mushy jam!  Cook it up with some honey (or maple syrup if you prefer) and a wee bit of lemon juice and you’ve got yourself a treat for these beautiful summer mornings.

Quick Strawberry Jam made with freshly picked berries and no refined sugar. Barrie Hill Farms

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Quick Strawberry Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: quick strawberry jam
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 284kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 quart strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup honey (raw if you have it) or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place strawberries in your food processor and process until strawberries are coarsely chopped. Don’t overdo it! You don’t want mushy jam.

  • Place contents in large saucepan on medium-high heat and add honey and lemon juice, stirring well.

  • Cook for 8-10 minutes at a low boil. Remove from heat and transfer to a heat proof jar and let cool at room temperature before sealing and storing in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or 2 months in your freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 15g | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 284mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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More Strawberry Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Sugar Free Strawberry Topping

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade with Rhubarb

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Gluten Free Banana and Raspberry Bread

This healthy and Gluten Free Banana and Raspberry Bread is the perfect summer brunch treat! Made with whole grains, almonds, and entirely fruit sweetened, and then flecked with summer raspberries and dark chocolate chips.

Gluten free banana bread with raspberries and dark chocolate chips cut into thick slices.

This recipe was submitted by Michelle at Sunkissed Kitchen, a partner of Barrie Hill Farms.

Brunch-worthy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Who doesn’t love a good banana bread? This banana bread takes it to the next level with the addition of fresh raspberries, and dark chocolate chips.

Not only is this banana bread “next level,” it’s also good for you! This healthy gluten free banana and raspberry bread is made with whole oats and almond flour, and is entirely fruit sweetened. Not a drop of refined sugar, or even honey.

A bowl of banana bread batter with raspberries and dark chocolate chips.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana and Raspberry Bread

Making a loaf of this delicious bread out of whole ingredients couldn’t be easier.

I always start this bread out by grinding whole oats into an oat flour. Buying the store milled oat flour is too fine and the bread loses some of it’s wonderfully hearty texture.

When making sugar free desserts, make sure you’re using high quality fruit. There’s no sugar being added to this healthy banana bread, so your bananas need to be ripe and spotty, and your berries need to be of good quality. I buy organic raspberries – they are one of the “dirty dozen.” They might not always show up on the list, but they are one of the most heavily pesticide doused produce items.

I like using big, sweet medjool dates when sweetening a quick bread or cake recipe, but using other date varieties is fine. Make sure your dates are fresh and soft so they blend up well into the banana bread batter.

Tips for Banana Raspberry Bread

  • Make it Gluten Free: If you need this recipe to be gluten free, be sure to buy certified gluten free oats.
  • Make it Ahead: This loaf freezes beautifully. Be sure to wrap it tight in plastic wrap, and then seal in a freezer ziplock bag. Allow to defrost on the counter when ready to serve.

Banana and Raspberry Bread

This healthy gluten free loaf is the perfect banana bread -- lightly fruit sweetened, and studded with summer raspberries and dark chocolate chips. The perfect healthy banana bread for all occasions.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, gluten free bread, healthy banana bread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil virgin
  • 5-6 medjool dates 3 ounces, pitted
  • 3 bananas ripe (12 ounces peeled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips plus more for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add oats to a blender, and process to form a fine flour. I find that store bought oat flour is too fine and gives breads a slighly sandy texture, so I recommend grinding your own for this recipe. Set oat flour aside and rinse blender.
  • Add almond milk and dates to the blender. Warm coconut oil until its liquid and slightly warm. Warming it ensures it doesn't solidify when mixed with the cold ingredients.
  • Process the dates, milk and oil until it becomes a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash with a fork. Leave some texture to the bananas. Since this recipe is fruit sweetened, it's very important to use ripe and sweet bananas.
  • Add the eggs, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt, along with the date paste, to the bowl with the bananas, and stir to combine.
  • Add the oat flour and almond flour, and stir just until there is no more dry flour.
  • Add the raspberries and dark chocolate chips, and gently fold into the batter.
  • Line and loaf pan (8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2) with baking paper, and add batter to the pan. Sprinkle additional oats and chocolate chips on top, if desired.
  • Bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, until the center of the loaf is set. Allow to cool before slicing.
  • This bread is delicious served warm or cold. Store sealed tight in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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A loaf of raspberry dark chocolate banana bread.

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More Raspberry Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Raspberry and Peach Wine Spritzer Recipe

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

 

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