Strawberry Salsa is a fun way to incorporate this summer fruit into your savory dishes. It’s got the same sweet-tart flavor and vivid red hue as traditional tomato, but gives your dishes a fun twist. Dip into it with chips or serve it atop grilled meats.
Last week we went strawberry picking. It wasn’t a cheap endeavor, but it was fun. At it yielded us buckets and buckets of fresh, locally-grown strawberries. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with them in some fun, new recipes.
One recipe that I’d been dreaming about for weeks was strawberry salsa. You already know about our Super Easy Salsa Recipe, and our fresh Tomato Pico de Gallo and our favorite Peach Salsa. If you have either of the Good Cheap Eats Cookbooks, you know about my corn salsa and my pineapple salsa.
Strawberries seemed like the next logical step in my salsa exploration. Am I right?
Yes! Turns out I was right! Strawberries, with that same sweet-tart flavor and vivid red hue of traditional tomato, give salsa a fun little twist! It’s delicious for dipping but also great to top grilled meats, like chicken or steak.
Keep in mind that strawberries do not last long. Their shelf life is like zilch, so, don’t wash the berries until right before you use them. And then, mix up only enough salsa for the meal at hand. It’s going to be pretty soggy if it sits around for too long.
But, it’s delicious while it lasts!
- 8 oz strawberries chopped for 2 cups
- 1/8 red onion , finely chopped for 2 tbsp
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
- 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- black pepper
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the strawberries, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice. Stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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