On Super Bowl Sunday, dip into blueberry sauce, salsa

Maine wild blueberries are a superfood, and our family enjoys more than 100 pounds of these tiny, intensely flavored, berries every year. Packed with antioxidants, this blue food relieves the body from the oxidative stress of free radicals. And wild blueberries may be one the best foods for protecting our brains as we age.

When Maine’s Wild Blueberry Commission invited me to attend the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference to demonstrate how fruit, in particular, wild Maine blueberries, could help food service workers with their school nutrition puzzle, I jumped at the chance.

Educating folks about the joys of eating more fruits and veggies is my passion. Because real food tastes so good, my work is simple and lots of fun.

At the New Orleans conference, Wild Blueberry Dipping Sauce was among the recipes we introduced. The sauce makes a tasty condiment for French fries or nuggets. The sauce also is used as a base for Wild Blueberry Pizza, Wild Blueberry Dressing, and Wild Blueberry Corn Salsa.

The latter is packed with golden nuggets of corn, chunks of purple onion, bright red peppers, and wild Maine blueberries. Bursting with flavor, (and nutrition), the salsa is perfect party food for scooping.

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Cheryl Wixson
"Maine Dish" columnist Cheryl Wixson lives and cooks in Stonington. Her passion for organic Maine products led to the creation of her business, Cheryl Wixson's Kitchen. She welcomes food-related questions and comments at [email protected] or
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