Strawberry salsa is a sweet and savory condiment that’s perfect for summer. It’s a versatile topping that pairs well with grilled chicken, fish, pork, or as a dip for tortilla chips. Here’s a simple recipe to make strawberry salsa:
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Prepare the Strawberries:
- Wash the strawberries, remove the stems, and dice them into small pieces. Place them in a mixing bowl.
- Chop the Vegetables:
- Finely chop the red onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper. If you want a milder salsa, you can remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeño before chopping. Add these chopped ingredients to the bowl with the strawberries.
- Add Cilantro:
- Chop the fresh cilantro leaves and add them to the mixing bowl.
- Lime Juice:
- Squeeze the juice of one lime over the ingredients in the bowl. The lime juice adds a zesty and tangy flavor to the salsa.
- Drizzle honey or maple syrup over the mixture to sweeten the salsa. Adjust the amount of sweetener to your taste. Some strawberries may be sweeter than others, so taste and adjust accordingly.
- Season the strawberry salsa with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir everything together to combine.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate the strawberry salsa for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the strawberry salsa as a topping for grilled meats, fish, or tacos. You can also enjoy it as a refreshing dip with tortilla chips or as a side salad.
This strawberry salsa is a delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors with a hint of heat from the jalapeño. It’s a crowd-pleasing addition to summer gatherings and BBQs, and it can also be used to add a burst of flavor to everyday meals. Enjoy!