Strawberry Salsa

It’s strawberry season. We’ve had varying luck in the last 6-8 weeks with the few packages of berries we’ve tried, but I think it’s finally here. Time for this strawberry salsa!

You know that moment when you realize a fruit is in season. You’ve been trying for weeks to get a good one and then it happens and you realize you weren’t crazy thinking those other ones weren’t cutting it. That happened with a salad we ordered last week from a local restaurant. The strawberries were a delight!

And our little guy is all about berries – blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. They’ve got his name written all over them!

Cilantro + Strawberry Salsa

I’m always a fan of pico de gallo. Those classic flavors just blend so well – on chips, on tacos, on scrambled eggs – just about anywhere! But it’s always nice to a have a little fun with those flavors.

This strawberry salsa is very similar to that recipe, complete with cilantro, lime juice, (green) onions, and even some jalapeno. There’s no garlic, but if you really love garlic, you could add a bit of it minced very finely.


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How Else Can You Enjoy Strawberry Salsa?

If you aren’t into chips and salsa (or you have some extra salsa), try it on tacos or on top of a salad. It would also be good alongside some grilled fish, chicken, or veggies!

Cilantro Strawberry Salsa in White Bowl with Blue Corn Tortilla Chip Rounds

Blue Corn Chips

The recipe below suggests serving strawberry salsa with blue corn tortilla chips. If only for the color contrast alone, the blue chips are perfect with the vibrant red dip.

The blue corn chips also offer a sturdier “dipper” as well as a slightly earthier flavor that balances the sweetness from the strawberries beautifully.

Can you serve this salsa with white or yellow corn chips? Of course! You do just as you please!

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Summer Produce Dips

Summer produce is so good as a dip – usually light and unexpected. If you love salsa, then this pineapple habanero salsa is a good one – enjoy with fresh summer tomatoes and canned pineapple!

If you’re looking for something a little different than salsa, basil hummus is unbelievably unexpected. If you’re ok turning on the oven, this roasted eggplant dip is also a treat! Or if you’re grilling outside, this grilled peach goat cheese appetizer is a show stopper!

Cilantro Strawberry Salsa in White Bowl with Blue Corn Tortilla Chip Rounds
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Enjoy the fruits of summer with this strawberry salsa. Mixed with familiar dip flavors of onion, lime, and cilantro, this berry salsa will be a fun twist on the classic chips and dip setup. Not to mention, it comes together quickly – great for a last minute starter.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican, New American
Keyword: appetizers, fruit, gluten free, plant based, summer, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 1 pint strawberries stems removed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions white and green portion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper
  • Juice of one lime about 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Blue corn chips for serving


  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir well.
  • Let rest in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


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Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I am in love with this recipe. Amazing flavors and gorgeous colors and the recipe is perfect this time of the year.

  2. 5 stars
    This salsa is so light and refreshing. I have never made salsa with strawberries and cilantro before, but it’s a great combination!

  3. 5 stars
    It’s strawberry season here in California. This recipe is right on time! I have huge, juicy strawberries in my fridge to make this recipe! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh I love the combo of flavours in this unusual salsa! I do a peach salsa – fruity flavours like this work so well with pork or even salmon. Thanks for sharing – beautiful images too 😊

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