Confession.  I’m almost as much of a sucker for themed food as I am for themed gifts or themed workout playlists.  You guys probably knew that already though.

Here’s the appetizer recipe we made for the 4th of July this year, and of course it incorporates the colors of the American flag.

Red White and Blue Salsa

Red White & Blue Salsa

Recipe inspired by and adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (the BLUE)
  • 1 cup diced strawberries (the RED)
  • 1 cup diced jicama (the WHITE)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup  chopped red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dipping food of choice


Mix all together in a bowl and season with the s&p!

Red White & Blue Salsa

In this dish, the sweetness of the berries contrasted nicely with the tartness of the jicama and the cilantro flavor.  If you aren’t sure what a jicama is, I explain it well in this post.  I wrote that post after my co-worker Dawn brought me a jicama to try once.  It was still hard to explain to my family members who kept saying, jic-a-whaaa?

I served the salsa with two new chips I picked up at Whole Foods.  Have you guys heard of simply sprouted Way Better Snacks?  I brought the no salt naked blues tortilla chips and the simply sunny multi-grain tortilla chips.  Both flavors were good, and I didn’t feel the need to keep eating chip after chip.  Since chips and salsa are my weakness, I think I’ll definitely get these again!

Red White & Blue Salsa

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Do you prefer a regular old salsa or do you like trying different flavors?  Do you get your salsa in a jar or make it homemade?

Today is a pretty huge day at work for me as I’m finally pitching the entire wellness program that I’ve built for the past 9 months to our C-level staff and senior execs.  Eek!  Wish me luck, friends!