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Best Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa “Pico de Gallo”

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This easy Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa recipe is the perfect fruity variation to the classic, all time favorite appetizer for your summer parties and BBQs. Team it up with some tortilla chips, and you’ve got yourself a salsa that’s wickedly delicious, full of flavor, and totally unique! If you love strawberry salsa or any other sweet salsa for that matter, you’ve got to give this recipe a shot!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Fresh: Summer is all about fresh fruits and veggies, and I love how this strawberry salsa is a great way to use them all.
  • Tasty: The salsa has just the perfect balance of flavors- the sweetness from the strawberries, the pungent kick of flavor from the onion, the tanginess from the lime juice and the heat from the jalapenos.
  • Innovative: I’m guilty of stocking up on ripe strawberries during strawberry season- it is my favorite fruit. If you love strawberries, you’ll fall in love with this rather innovative way of putting the fruit to some good use.

Recipe ingredients

You’ll need just 6 simple ingredients to put the strawberry salsa together.

  • Fresh Strawberries: The base of the salsa, providing a sweet and juicy contrast to the other savory ingredients.
  • Lime Zest and Juice: Adds a tart, citrusy flavor that brightens up the salsa and balances the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Diced Jalapenos: Bring a kick of heat, creating a spicy counterpoint to the fruit.
  • Red Onion: Gives the salsa a sharp, slightly bitter taste and a crunchy texture.
  • Finely Chopped Cilantro: Introduces a fresh, herby note that ties all the flavors together.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the salsa, enhancing the overall flavor profile and highlighting each individual ingredient.

How to Make Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa?

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to put this easy fruit salsa together.

Step 1: Prepare All the Ingredients

Prepare all of your ingredients and set to the side.

Step 2: Add Into a Large Bowl and Toss

In a large bowl add your ingredients and toss to combine.

Step 3: Refrigerate and Serve

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with cinnamon chips and enjoy

Expert Tips

While putting this strawberry salsa recipe together is super easy, you might want to take note of these little tips and tricks too!

  • Remember to choose the best strawberries for this recipe- you can pick some up from your local farmer’s market. The strawberries should be fully ripe and washed with cold water before being used.
  • If the strawberries you’re using aren’t too sweet, you can add some granulated sugar or honey into the salsa too.
  • Red onions lend the perfect balance of flavor and texture to this salsa. If you don’t have them, you can use white onions instead.
  • Chopped tomatoes can also be an excellent addition to this strawberry salsa.
  • This strawberry salsa can be serve immediately or allowed to rest in the refrigerator for a while.

Variations

Depending on what you have at hand, you can bring in a bit of variation to this strawberry salsa too.

  • I’ve used chopped cilantro for this recipe, but you can use any other fresh herbs you can get your hands on.
  • Fresh mint can lend this strawberry salsa a wonderfully bright flavor.
  • You can also use fresh basil if that’s what you have at hand. Chopped green onions are another great option to consider.
  • To give this salsa recipe a bit of a healthy twist, you can also drizzle some olive oil into it and give it a good toss.
  • For some extra fresh flavor, you can also add some lime zest in addition to the lemon juice.

Storage Instructions

If you love fruit salsas or sweet salsa, you can make this salsa recipe in a larger batch and store it for later too!

  • Fridge: If you have any leftover strawberry salsa, you can transfer it to a good quality container with a lid (ideally airtight containers), and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Time: I would recommend finishing up this fruit salsa within 2 days, as the strawberries and other ingredients can start to lose their shape and color when stored for too long.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

This strawberry salsa is the perfect appetizer to put together for your summer pool parties and BBQs.

  • You can go the easy way and serve it with your other Mexican favorites like Tortillas, Tacos and Burritos.
  • You can also serve this strawberry salsa with some Grilled Meat of your choice.
  • I also think it this fruit salsa could be a great topping on a Bruschetta or some crusty bread and served as an appetizer.

FAQ’S

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries to Make Strawberry Salsa?

You might be tempted to try making this fruit salsa with frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries, but I would advise against it.

This is simply because fresh strawberries tend to have much more flavor, and lend the salsa a nice crunch too.

strawberry jalapeno salsa

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

This Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa is super tasty and simple to make. Serve with your favorite meats or as a salad side.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced stems removed
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced
  • 4-5 Jalapeno’s, diced seeds removed
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of your ingredients and set to the side.
  2. In a large bowl add your ingredients and toss to combine.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with cinnamon chips and enjoy

Notes

  • Remember to choose the best strawberries for this recipe- you can pick some up from your local farmer’s market. The strawberries should be fully ripe and washed with cold water before being used.
  • If the strawberries you’re using aren’t too sweet, you can add some granulated sugar or honey into the salsa too.
  • Red onions lend the perfect balance of flavor and texture to this salsa. If you don’t have them, you can use white onions instead.
  • Chopped tomatoes can also be an excellent addition to this strawberry salsa.
  • This strawberry salsa can be serve immediately or allowed to rest in the refrigerator for a while.

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