Watermelon Blueberry Salsa

July 7th, 2015


Watermelon Blueberry Salsa 3

Our 4th of July celebration was another event to file away in the memory archives, especially for the children.  It is my hope that the Grandchildren and their cousins will always remember the fun, food and the joys of life on the lake.

The food front was well covered.  Everyone contributed something wonderful.  My DIL Kristen made this watermelon blueberry salsa that was out of this world delicious.  She found the watermelon recipe on a blog called Love and Olive Oil.    It is refreshing because of the fruit, a little hot from the jalepeno peppers, complex from the tomato and onion rough puree and brightened by the cilantro.  I couldn’t stop eating it with “scoop” shaped tortillas chips.  Kristen has many creative recipes.  And the good news is that she has recently launched her own blog called MENUbility where she offers practical tips, recipes and family-friendly ideas for dinner.  I have been downloading her free and practical blank grocery shopping list every week.

4th of July 2015 dinner on the porch

Our meals included the typical holiday selections of pulled pork, grilled ribs, hamburgers, chicken and lots of interesting sides.  Our evening gatherings on the porch were a special part of our days.

Wine tasting 2015 We also held our annual wine tasting.  This year’s wines were Viognier white wines. Viognier is a white wine grape variety originating in the Rhone Valley in France.  It is now produced in many parts of the U.S.  The winner was a 2012 K Vintners from Columbia Valley in Walla Walla, Washington.  On the right of the table are 4 juices for the kids’ tasting.  Thanks Dave A. for choosing and bringing the wine like you do every year.  Great job.

Grandkids juice tasting 2015 I guess you can tell that Cameron was not too fond of the carrot juice.  The winner turned out to be a tie between the strawberry and pomegranate juice.

Kristen and Keenan 2015

Kristen enjoyed teaching her niece Keenan how to make great Macaroni and Cheese.  Keenan has a great interest in cooking since we seem to be a family almost obsessed with it.  Kristen’s recipe is on her blog.

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I know you will love this Watermelon Blueberry Salsa recipe also.  Thank you to Love and Olive Oil.  Thank you also to Darla for taking many of the pictures.



  • 4 small Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (discard seeds for a milder salsa)
  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, and jalapeno in the bowl of a food processor; pulse briefly or until finely chopped (do not fully liquefy). If you don’t have a food processor, you can finely chop the ingredients by hand.
  2. Transfer tomato mixture to a medium bowl; stir in watermelon, blueberries, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

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7 responses to “Watermelon Blueberry Salsa”

  1. Definitely a different and colorful salsa. I’m sure it was as delicious as it looks. I know your grandchildren will all look back someday at these wonderful get togethers with fond memories.

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    It looks like you all were having a great time! The watermelon salsa looks really good! The blueberries must have been a great addition!

  3. Monique says:

    you have a beautiful family!
    What fun the wine tasting:)
    Kids are so cute..
    I am sure we would love that salsa!

  4. The salsa recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it. I would never think of putting those ingredients together, thank goodness for creative cooks 🙂 It looks like you had a wonderful 4th of July with lots of family fun. That is the best kind of holiday isn’t it?

  5. Barbara says:

    Really fun photos, Penny. (Especially of the carrot juice drinker…I agree with him!)
    A lovely family, having fun together. What a pleasure.
    The salsa looks delish!

  6. cheri says:

    Hi Penny, looks like a wonderful family time, I am sure that they will have such great memories. Love the salsa and the mac n cheese.

  7. Susan says:

    What a special time with your family, Penny! I love that your DIL has started her own blog and I will definitely take a look 🙂 I love all the wonderful photos and the salsa sounds so delicious. What precious memories.

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