June 6, 2014

Strawberry Salsa

This easy and addictive strawberry salsa comes together in less than ten minutes, and is about to become your new favourite salsa! Perfect for summer togethers! 

Strawberry Salsa

Happy Friday! Is it really Friday already, and is it just me or did this week totally zoom by? Not that it matters, because Friday is one of my most favourite days of the entire week. I’m talking Pizza Party Friday Night (if anyone here gets the reference, please let me know in the comments!). Every Friday is pizza night or games night or salsa and chips night, or all three (oops). This Friday is definitely looking like Strawberry Salsa Night.

Strawberry Salsa

I’m going to dive straight into this salsa, which by the way about to be your new FAVOURITE salsa. This salsa is so simple but so delicious, made up of onions, chopped strawberries, mint/parsley/cilantro and lime juice. Isn’t there such beauty in simplicity? What you end up with is a sweet and sour and spicy (if you so desire) combination that honestly, may not look it, but it pretty much perfect on anything. I’m talking pita chips. Tortillas. Leftover fried fish from the beach. With a spoon. The lime not only does it’s magic as it always does it salsas, it slightly macerates the strawberries and so the sweetness comes out, and before you know it you have a little natural sweet syrup forming.

I can’t make this stuff up. You pretty much just have to give it a try. Is this recipe healthy? By all means. But you’ll be too busy focusing on how delicious it is to even be harping about that. As proof, throughout this shoot (which was very short because I really wanted to eat this) I couldn’t stop taking bits and pieces because it is just THAT good! Summer get together coming up? Make it. It takes ten minutes tops, then by the time your guests are all settled in, you have your delicious syrup-y salsa ready to serve.

Are you sold yet?

And P.S., I know today is Doughnut Day, so as a treat, make this healthy salsa and reward yourself with a doughnut for dessert.

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

Preparation 10 min Serves 3     adjust servings

This easy and addictive strawberry salsa comes together in less than ten minutes, and is about to become your new favourite salsa! Perfect for summer togethers!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, washed, de-stemmed and diced
  • 1/2 a small onion, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped mint/parsley/cilantro/herb of your choice
  • Juiced of 2 small limes

Instructions

  1. Mix the strawberries, onion and lime juice together. You want the salsa to soak in the lime juice. Allow to soak for about 5 minutes to ensure all the flavours are mixed and the strawberries slightly macerated.
  2. Add the herbs and mix. If you can, chill until ready to serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

You could add some chopped jalapeños in the mix, but I would recommend a teaspoon of sugar if that's the case. It would add a delicious kick!

 If you loved this salsa, you’ll definitely also love this Spicy Guacamole!

Spicy Guacamole

You’ll also love this Caramelised Onion Dip!

Caramelised Onion Dip

Check out all my salsas, dips and spreads!

Strawberry Salsa

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72 comments

  1. I’ve been on a serious chips and salsa kick lately – I HAVE to make this! I bet it would taste amazing with cinnamon sugar pita chips, if only I could resist eating it all with a spoon beforehand!

  2. Ala says:

    Whoo, thank goodness for farmer’s markets and strawberry plethoras! I just bought two flats and would love to make this salsa, especially since there’s no way I’m going through them all by myself (strawberry salsa for all!). Love it!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Ala! Yes, sharing is caring 🙂 haha. Let me know if you try it!

  3. I’ve seen similar recipes on Pinterest lately so that must be a sign that I need to try this. It looks so refreshing and I would pair it with grilled steak.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Reginia! Let me know if you try it; you’ll love it!

  4. I made some strawberry salsa for the lunch too :-)) We must have been at the same culinary wavelength, Jessica. Yours looks very beautiful and delicious.

  5. This looks like a fresh and delicious way to use strawberries! And I can imagine that the lime juice really brightens up the flavor. I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Oh berries! That looks so lucious! Can’t wait to go berry picking this week. I’ll be eating berries til I’m red in the face.
    Have a wonderful weekend Jessica!

  7. What a fun salsa! I never thought of creating a strawberry one, but now you’ve intrigued me! 🙂 This looks so delicious! Beautiful pictures, too!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Gayle! I hope you try it and let me know if you do!

  8. I love fruit salsas! It’s one of my favorite ways to use up berries in the summer! This strawberry salsa looks TO DIE FOR. I’m pretty sure I could make a meal outta it! 🙂

  9. Monica says:

    What a creative way to use strawberries, which are so divine right now! Have fun on your Friday night “party” night. ; ) And I think this whole year is zipping by!!

  10. Girl this looks so fantastic and so fresh! Beautiful images.

  11. marcie says:

    This salsa looks like perfection, Jessica! The color is so pretty and I really need to make some! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  12. The idea of mixing strawberries + onions together is pretty genius.. need to try this for our next strawberry picking session! Love the pics too!

  13. Tammy says:

    Jessica I love fruit salsas! How nice with the strawberries spread over bread. This is perfect for picnics 🙂

    Happy Friday!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  14. Fruit salsas are the best. Love to use them to jazz up some grilled chicken. This strawberry salsa looks amazing!

  15. Zainab says:

    This is so fresh, colorful and I love the burst of flavors girl!!

  16. Kelly says:

    Totally swooning over this beautiful bowl of strawberry goodness! The color is so pretty and I love the sound of all the fresh flavors in here!

  17. Jessica, you and I must be on the same wave length. I just made strawberry salsa too. So, not only this one, but the mango smoothie. You know what they say…great minds think alike 😀
    Your salsa looks delicious! Enjoy your weekend 😀

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Cindy!! Aww haha great minds think alike indeed! Enjoy your weekend too!

  18. I’ve never made fruit salsa before, but your recipe looks so fresh. I must give it a try. I am glad I found your blog 😉

    • Jessica says:

      Aw thank you Olivia! And you should try the recipe, it’s really great!

  19. Definitely FABULOUSLY simple!! The simple recipes are sometimes the best! Especially with fresh ingredients!

  20. Beautiful and delicious looking salsa! Simple dishes really are the prettiest and usually the best tasting!

  21. Strawberry salsa?! oh my gawd, I love this! Cant wait to try! pinned!! And I like the way you think. . healthy salsa and a doughnut for dessert!

  22. Haha, I can’t believe it’s Friday either!!
    I love the idea of strawberry salad, but I have never tried it. I am intrigued!

  23. This salsa is absolutely stunning! I’m sure it tastes even better than it looks.

  24. ela@GrayApron says:

    Loovely, Jessica. Nice to discover new flavors in strawberries…

    ela h.

  25. This looks amazing! I love strawberries, so I definitely need to try your recipe out! 🙂

  26. Joanne says:

    Fact: I want to faceplant into this salsa and not come up for air until it’s all eaten.

  27. Couldn’t agree more that simple is often best! I’ve never seen a salsa made with strawberries before, I don’t think, but it seems an obvious ingredient choice for one now that you’ve suggested it! The herbs and lime just make a gorgeous salsa even more gorgeous, I would imagine! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Helen! Trust me the strawberries are a great addition, you should try it!

  28. Strawberry salsa sounds amazing!

  29. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com says:

    Strawberries and onions and herbs – sounds wonderfully refreshing and guilt free

  30. Just found your blog via Gotta Get Baked. Love the pictures and this recipe! It’s a must-make when strawberries are in season like they are right now!

  31. strawberry salsa sounds great to me! love trying out new salsa!

  32. Jessica, my mouth started watering like crazy when I saw these gorgeous photos! Also, easy + delicious is my favorite combination in the hot summer months. This looks fabulous!

  33. Hallo Jessica, I love your strawberry salsa, this is my favorite. 🙂

  34. Sandra Singh says:

    Jessica, thank u for the Strawberry Salsa. I made it and I added the hot peppers and did everything as you said but before serving I add a pinch of salt, mix and serve at once. It was delicious!!! Thanks again

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sandra,

      That sounds amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. 🙂

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