Saskatoon Salsa

If there were a fruit that represents the prairies, saskatoons are it. Here is an easy to make saskatoon salsa, delicious on it’s own as a salad or as side salsa for tortilla chips, meat or grains.

Also Try these Simple Salads: Classic Carrot Apple Salad, Apple & Beet Salad, Blood Orange Tangerine Salad and 23 Year-Round Fave No-Lettuce Salads.

Where do Saskatoons grow?

Saskatoons have been eaten and enjoyed by prairie people since the dawn of time. It is a hardy, tall bush growing along our riverbanks and forests. It has white flowers in the spring, bluish green leaves and of course lovely deep blue/purple berries in the summer. It provided year round sustenance for aboriginals and early settlers who used it in pemmican and greatly benefited  from its nutrients which include antioxidants, calcium, iron, potassium and Vitamin C.

Today, saskatoon U-Pick farms and grocery stores with a local focus make it easy for us to enjoy saskatoons year round.

What do Saskatoons taste like?

The flavour of saskatoons is a combination of apple, blueberry and almond.  They are sweet and not too juicy which makes them very versatile whether fresh or frozen.  Frozen saskatoons will hold their shape and won’t “bleed” like blueberries do.  They’re equally delicious in savoury or sweet dishes.

Perfect filling for lettuce wraps!

Saskatoon Salsa Recipe

This Saskatoon Salsa recipe is a perfect example of how frozen saskatoons can be used in a healthy, nutritious, savoury recipe that’s ideal as a side dish or a delicious lunchtime salad.

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Saskatoon Salsa

We often serve this as a side dish to accompany a meal. Turn it into a salad by putting it on a bed of lettuce greens.
Prep : 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 75 ml Canola Oil
  • 45 ml Lemon Juice juice of 1 lemon
  • 15 ml Honey
  • 2 ml Salt
  • 1 ml Pepper
  • 1 Apple
  • 60 ml Sweet Red Pepper
  • 60 ml Sweet Yellow Pepper
  • 60 ml Sweet Green Pepper
  • 180 ml Saskatoons fresh or frozen
  • 30 ml Parsley or Cilantro chopped
  • 140 g Mixed Lettuce Greens optional

Instructions

  • In screw top jar, combine oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously until well mixed and thick.
  • Finely dice apple, red, yellow and green peppers.
  • Toss apples, peppers, saskatoons and parsley in a small bowl.
  • Pour half of the dressing over the saskatoon mixture. Pour all of dressing if not using lettuce greens.
  • Pour remainder of dressing on lettuce greens and toss.
  • Place lettuce greens on plates and top with saskatoon salsa.
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 1438kcal | Carbohydrates: 177g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 72g | Sodium: 1004mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 89g | Iron: 7mg
Course: Salad, salsa
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no lettuce salad, Salsa, saskatoons, summer salads
Serve over greens for a fuller, more traditional salad.

What do you think of saskatoons? Are they new for you? How do you prefer to eat them?

Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of Manitoba’s best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener.

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