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Strawberry Salsa

by Emma on April 23, 2012

in Snacks,Vegan

I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. Tomatoes are a fruit. Strawberries are a fruit. Tomatoes are red. Strawberries are red. They both grow on vines… wait a second, is that even true? All I’m really saying is, that although strawberry salsa might sound a little weird, it’s not. I just thought it sounded good and I had bought a whole bunch of strawberries and was in the mood for something savory. So I made salsa. Last year I made this mango salsa that was delicious. Divine. Awesome. And I’m not afraid of fruit salsa anymore! (And neither should you.)

Strawberry Salsa, makes about 3 cups.

Needed: 2 cups finely chopped strawberries, 1/3 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion, 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, Juice from 1 lime, a pinch of garlic salt and pepper. (You could add a finely chopped jalapeño or other pepper to this if you are feeling spicy.)

I go back and forth on using my food processor to make salsa or chopping everything by hand. Either way you go try to get that perfect consistency where everything is very finely chopped but it’s not a big mush. Sometimes I leave my salsa’s more rustic…. I guess I’m just saying, chop it up however you like. Squeeze in the juice, add the seasonings and stir. I think this gets better if you let it all sit together for 20-30 minutes before serving.

I like just eating this with chips, but it would also be great on top of shrimp tacos or over baked fish. It’s strawberry season guys, get into it! xo. Emma


simplemittens April 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I might have to try this…

hitherandthither April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

i just bought 2 boxes of strawberries this morning and am looking for ways to use them up, this sounds like a great alternative to eating them off my fingers!


Naomi A. April 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Ok, definitely gonna have to try this soon! We always have way too many strawberries in our fridge too :)

Jess April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Emma, I LOVE this! I read your blog consistently, but today this recipe actually inspired me to stop reading and go try it myself. I added an orange and some blueberries, as well as a little juice from the orange over the whole thing. DELISH! Great post!!! xoxo

eeny April 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Looks so yummy. My favorite salsa is usually mango salsa but I am definitely going to give this a try.

Sarah April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Wow this sounds awesome and SO different. It must be strawberry day. I’ve already seen a few strawberry recipes floating around the internet =)

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Amy April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I love a sweet + savory salsa. I’ve never tried it with strawberries though!

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grace April 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

o my! I would totally gobble this right up!


Shannon April 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Yum! This would be a wonderful summer treat.

Susan Hazel April 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Love this idea! My aunt has a strawberry farm in Wisconsin and every year we go and pick a bucket full. We usually use it to make shortcake (ok daquiris), but this is a great idea too. I’m so doing this. BTW, strawberries don’t grow on vines : )

College Life April 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Legit, never thought of throwing strawberries in a salsa! Hunger setting in quickly.

gigi April 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Love strawberry salsa. Have made a similar recipe several times to top chicken cutlets. never thought of eating it with chips. must try!


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Johnny April 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Great salsa recipe. Never thought of using strawberries….such a clever idea!

Ruth April 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Have you tried using a pestle and mortar? It makes a awsome chunky but smooth salsa and any other mole. Plus you get a mini workout too!

Emma April 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’ve been thinking of getting one—they look fun. I have so many little gadgets on my counter tops currently… probably should organize more before I add to my collection. :)

La Vie Quotidienne April 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Perfect RECIPE…i love this SALSA…amazing with NACHOS and perfect with me favourites enchiladas =)


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April Mae April 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Looks berry delicious–and I will hafta make it!

Erin April 23, 2012 at 9:53 pm

As a mango salsa lover, I am all about trying this. Great idea Emma :)

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Turquoise Lollipops April 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Strawberry Brushetta is delicious too! I have to try the salsa though :) YUM

call me debbie April 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

I have tried it in the past, it’s delicious, you should all try it!! :)

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Jean April 24, 2012 at 2:18 am

mango salsa! yes, so yummy! fell in love w/ my sister’s mango salsa! i bet that strawberry salsa would be so delicious in my tummy! i think there’s a balance, delicious balance :)

Rachel April 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

I’m going to have to try that this summer. I have strawberries and tomatoes in my garden and I usually have more than I know what to do with. This will do the trick.

Lesley April 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

I love fruit salsas! This looks lush. Pining for later!!

Sell WoW Account April 24, 2012 at 3:23 am

i’m definitely gonna try this recipe this weekend! :D

Chris April 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

I love you! I’m so tickled with this recipe. I know that as a “foodie” I’m supposed to like tomatoes, but I never have. Oh, I like spaghetti sauce, ketchup and I even like fried, green tomatoes, but when I “eat” salsa, I avoid the chunks of tomato and mostly just dip my chips into the saucy part… Anyway, I think strawberries are a great idea for salsa and I great idea for folks like me that don’t eat tomatoes – I can almost taste the sweet strawberries with the savory cilantro, onion, etc. now! Thanks Emma!

Part Time House Wife April 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm

This has definitely struck my fancy!!!

Louise-Amabilis April 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I’m wondering how this would be with just a tiny little bit of pineapple thrown in the mix…hmm

Emma April 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

probably awesome. but that’s just my guess (love love pineapple!).

chymecindy April 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Look so yummy :)

Ceri April 24, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Wow, so different and yet so simple!

I wonder what the Mexicans here would think of strawberry salsa. I’ll have to make it for them one night and not tell them that I’ve made the switch and see what they think. ;-)

Nikkithy April 25, 2012 at 1:22 am

i love mango salsa so i am for sure going to try this! with extra jalapeno of course!

Natalie April 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

This looks so good! – take a look at my competition!

Frankie April 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

love this! must try soon!

cata May 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

just did it!! it was a huge success! thank youuuu! :)

Michelle May 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I just finished making this for a mother’s day gathering at my sister’s house, and it turned out awesome! Honestly, it reminds me of all the amazing salsas I’ve had in Mexico. Thanks! Definitely doing mango next time….