Strawberry Salsa

2 cups
10 min

This Strawberry Salsa is luxurious, sweet, and with a little hint of jalapeno. It is a great appetizer addition to barbecue table, summer parties, and simply great enjoyed on its own.

strawberry salsa in a bowl with nachos tortilla chips around

Fruit, berries, salsa? A bit unusual combination of words, don't you agree?

But it's only in the beginning because wait until you try this strawberry salsa which is simply one word - luxurious! If you can even say this about salsa :))

I made this for my mom the other day and she was not so excited about it at all .. before she tried it. It is very unusual for her to combine sweet berries with onions and other savory or spicy ingredients.

Which I totally get, and would have thought the same years ago. Food blogging has opened a whole new world for me with so many fun and uncommon combinations that taste extraordinarily good.

In fact, this strawberry salsa tastes almost like pico de gallo but with strawberries 🙂

If you like recipes with strawberries be sure to check out my other recipes such as Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Easy Strawberry Spinach Feta Salad or simply type the word ''strawberry'' into the search bar.


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Ingredients


This is simple just a few ingredients salsa which is best enjoyed when strawberries are in season.

You'll need 8 ingredients:


  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • half of a small red onion, finely diced
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, freshly squeezed juice
  • ½ teaspoon granulated white sugar or light muscovado sugar
  • Himalayan fine pink (or kosher salt) to taste
  • Black ground pepper to taste


Equipment


  • Medium Serving Bowl (great for a double batch) or use smaller one for serving this salsa
  • Stainless Steel Lemon Squeezer


Instructions


This easy fruit salsa will be a beautiful addition to barbecue or as a party appetizer and snack, just make sure your guests will eat it as it will be served. Unfortunately strawberries won’t last very long and will loose their bright color and fresh taste after few hours being ‘’marinated’’ in the salsa.

Let's see how to make this fruit salsa:

Place onion in a medium bowl and drizzle with whole lime squeezed juice. Set aside while you prep the other ingredients.

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Strawberry Salsa

In a medium serving bowl mix strawberries, jalapeno, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper. Add red onion and mix to combine.

Strawberry Salsa

Serve with chips, tacos, grilled chicken, or seafood such as tuna or shrimp.


Add Ons And Variations


Freshly chopped mint (be careful, as chopped mint may start to lose its color and become brown.

Throw sliced or chunks of avocado in the mix.

Make a pineapple salsa or even a berry salsa instead.

Another great fruit salsa idea: strawberries, kiwi, mango, and apples/pineapples. Use the same method that is described in this recipe but you may skip the onion and jalapeno part.

Best served with delicious sugar-cinnamon tortilla chips: Take 8 tortillas and cut them into triangles. Brush with melted butter on both sides. Transfer to a zip lock bag, throw in 1 ½ tablespoons of cinnamon and about 1 cup of brown sugar (or white), seal the bag and give it a good shake. Arrange on a baking tray ina single layer and bake until crispy and golden brown. Serve with strawberry or other fruit salsa!

This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of strawberry salsa.

If cilantro is not your favorite, simply sub with parsley or a little bit of basil or mint.

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Serving Suggestions


There are two routes you can take on this one. Either sweet or savory.

Sweet


  • Serve with homemade gluten free cinnamon-sugar baked tortilla chips.
  • Omit the onion and jalapeno and serve with ice creams, breakfast buns or toasts with butter drizzle some honey or maple syrup on top.


Savory


  • Tex-Mex style - Serve as a side dish for or in tacos or add to taco salads.


  • Appetizers - Make a crostini or bruschetta with strawberry salsa, cheese (any good creamy textured cheese will work best such as goat cheese, brie, camembert or simply cream cheese or mascarpone) and fresh herbs for garnish.


  • Main Course - Garnish main dishes with strawberry salsa such as grilled steaks, chicken.


  • Appetizer - Serve with beet chips, chili tortilla chips (my favorite) or other type of gluten free chips or crackers.


  • Serve in lettuce wraps as an Appetizer - Bright and colorful, kids will love (you can skip the jalapeno/onion here).


  • Strawberry salsa for fish - will work amazing with grilled shrimp and salmon.


  • Cheese and crackers


Well, or anything else that you'd serve pico de gallo with 🙂 What's your favorite?

strawberry salsa in a bowl with nachos tortilla chips around

Gluten Free Strawberry Recipes


  • Strawberry Mousse
  • Vegan Homemade Nacho Cheese
  • Strawberry Agua Fresca with Chili
  • Summer Salad With Strawberries, Pecans And Plums
  • Arugula Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Almonds


I hope you'll enjoy this recipe and if you make this recipe, please let me know down below in the comments or by tagging @theyummy_bowl under your picture on Instagram.

Thank you for reading,

Love,

Julia


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Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries hulled and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 half of a small red onion finely diced
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 whole lime freshly squeezed juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar or light muscovado sugar
  • 1 pinch Himalayan fine pink or kosher salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Black ground pepper to taste
Instructions

Place onion in a medium bowl and drizzle with whole lime squeezed lime juice. Set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
In a medium serving bowl mix strawberries, jalapeno, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper. Add red onion and mix to combine.
Serve as soon as it is ready with chips, tacos, grilled chicken, or seafood such as shrimps.
Tips
  • Add ons - freshly chopped mint (be careful, as chopped mint may start to lose its color and become brown) and sliced or chunks of avocado.
  • This recipe makes about 1 ½ - 2 cups of strawberry salsa.
  • If cilantro is not your favorite, simply sub with parsley or a little bit of basil or mint.
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