Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

This Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa is really really good ~ juicy strawberries are tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño. You can use it on fish, tacos, chicken, meats, or just scoop it up with chips.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa ~ juicy strawberries tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño. Serve this healthy salsa with fish, tacos, chicken, steak, or just scoop it up with chips for the ultimate spring and summer appetizer!

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa in a black bowl with limes and cilantro

make this strawberry salsa your signature recipe this summer!

If you got a barbecue or potluck to go to this 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. Strawberries are at their peak right now, so go for it.

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa in a large serving bowl

a great salsa has the power to transform a ho-hum meal into something really special.

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, even the tomato is a fruit.

So far some of my favorites have been Pineapple SalsaApricot 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!

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa in a mason jar

There’s no need to get persnickety about precise measurements with this strawberry jalapeno salsa because, really, you can just chop, drop, and taste as you go. These are just rough guidelines to help get you started.

tips for making strawberry jalapeño salsa ~

  • Remember, your salsa will only be as good as your strawberries ~ use red ripe berries and your results will be incredible.
  • 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.

Reader Rave ~

“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

Strawberry Jalapeno Salasa ~ a healthy and vibrant fruit salsa or side salad that goes with everything!
strawberry salsa in a black bowl
3.51 from 69 votes

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Juicy strawberries tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño.  You can use it on fish, tacos, chicken, meats, or just scoop it up with chips.  It’s the perfect spring and summer appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 20 strawberries hulled and chopped into a very small, even dice
  • 1/3 medium red onion finely minced
  • handful of cilantro well rinsed, dried, and finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper finely minced, seeds and all. (leave the seeds out for less heat)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cracked black pepper


  • Mix everything in a bowl. Taste the salsa and adjust any of the ingredients to your taste.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    May 26, 2022 at 7:30 am

    5 stars
    Is there any way to make this a few days in advance and still have it kept for over a long weekend? I’d like to be able to make it say on a Wednesday and keep it in a mason Jar refrigerated until Sunday. Do you think it would keep during that time or will it go nasty? I just like to make my homemade syrups and things ahead of time so that when we are at the cottage I can relax but we are still able to have delicious nutritious homemade foods. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I’m thinking perhaps some apple cider vinegar may help to preserve it a little longer but I don’t want to change the taste too much. Any ideas?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      May 26, 2022 at 7:31 am

      Cut fruit in any form, either in salsa or salad, doesn’t keep very well, I’m afraid. But the good thing is, this is really a snap to put together, there’s nothing to it!

  • Reply
    Bree L.
    April 23, 2022 at 8:32 am

    5 stars
    Made this for my foodie family last night and we all loved it! A fresh and delicious recipe! Will make again!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      April 23, 2022 at 8:50 am

      So glad to hear it Bree ~ this is an oldie but goodie 🙂

  • Reply
    Jill Labonte
    June 28, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Love this recipe but, not really a fan of cilantro – could it work with parsley instead?

    • Reply
      June 28, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Totally would work!

  • Reply
    July 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    5 stars
    Made this with some spicy honey because the jalapeno I used didn’t have much heat. I also blended it in a food processor just a little. It was so good!!

    • Reply
      July 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Jalapeños can be so disappointing sometimes…I love the idea of blending this a bit, I bet that brings out the juices.

  • Reply
    November 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Wow, that salsa is so beautiful!

    • Reply
      May 4, 2018 at 9:24 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    October 8, 2017 at 1:31 am

    5 stars
    Love your recipe with strawberry so much!

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    Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table
    June 29, 2016 at 4:29 am

    5 stars
    This salsa would be an absolute game-changer when paired with halibut! I’ve featured it in my round-up of the best strawberry dishes (with a twist), thanks for creating it 🙂

    • Reply
      April 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      How creative! I am going to try as soon as I can get my hands on some good strawberries. June is just around the corner! Can’t wait.

    • Reply
      July 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Ksenia!

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    Joylyn Weikum
    May 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Could you please share the exact calories per serving for your delicious looking salsa? That would be so helpful 🙂

    • Reply
      May 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      I’m so sorry I don’t have the exact info for this recipe, Joylyn, but it is very low, considering the ingredients!

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