“Made this for my foodie family last night and we all loved it! A fresh and delicious recipe, will make again! ~Bree
make this strawberry salsa your signature recipe this season
Strawberries are at their peak right now, so go for it. If you got a barbecue or potluck to go to this strawberry salsa is going to be your best friend. It’s distinctive and I bet no one’s had it before. It’s sweet, tangy, and spicy ~ it’s got it all going on.
I like to think outside the box as often as I can and come up with combinations I don’t see at the supermarket. It really does seem, with a few exceptions (hello bananas) that most fruits make amazing salsas. It shouldn’t surprise you because, technically tomato is a fruit.
So far some of my favorites have been Pineapple Salsa, Watermelon Salsa and Cantaloupe Salsa, but Mango and Citrus salsas will always be my favorite favorites. If you love salsa as much as I do, try some of these others, and then come up with some of your own!
what you’ll need to make strawberry salsa
- fresh strawberries
- it goes without saying that your salsa will only be as good as your strawberries, so source the best seasonal berries.
- red onion
- every salsa need some red onion, in this case it adds a welcome bite and counters the sweetness of the berries.
- fresh cilantro
- cilantro is essential for the depth of flavor in this salsa. If you’re a cilantro-phobe, then you might try basil.
- jalapeño pepper
- this is optional but, like the cilantro, it really adds complexity to this sweet salsa.
- fresh lime
Please don’t get out your measuring cups for this strawberry jalapeño salsa because, really, you can just chop, drop, and taste as you go. The amounts in the recipe card below are just rough guidelines to help get you started.
TIPS FOR MAKING STRAWBERRY JALAPEÑO SALSA
- Use red ripe berries and your results will be incredible.
- If your strawberries are on the sour side and your salsa tastes too tart, add a bit of sugar.
- Don’t make this much more than an hour or so before serving. Like all salsas, it will wilt and the fruit will get a little mushy. An hour is the optimal amount of time for the flavors to meld and the juices to start flowing. Longer than that and the salsa will slowly start to lose its fresh appearance.
- If you plan to serve your salsa with chips, make sure to chop your berries fairly small.
- Strawberry salsa is a wonderful topping for tacos, fish, shrimp, or steak. See my Salmon with Berry Salsa.
strawberries, strawberries, strawberries!
“I suck at coming up with my own recipes, but I am a champ at following them. We had a salsa contest at work and I decided to try making this. It is SO GOOD! I wanted it to be more salsa-y, so I threw everything into the Ninja and blended it up. IT WON!” ~ Steph
- Mix everything in a bowl. Taste the salsa and adjust any of the ingredients to your taste.
- Chill until ready to serve.