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