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!
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!
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!
- 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.