This easy Strawberry Salsa recipe is fresh, delicious, and totally addictive! It makes a great appetizer for parties and picnics and tastes amazing over shrimp, chicken, fish, salads, tacos, and so much more!
When Spring rolls around I go strawberry crazy! Here in Florida strawberry season starts early and we love to go berry picking at our local farm. There are a few strawberry farms here and they have the sweetest, freshest berries!
Our little family of three always pick way too many so we can snack on them and make a bevvy or sweet and savory dishes. This easy strawberry salsa recipe is one of our favorite things to make!
It’s so versatile and can be made either sweet or spicy (or a little of both!) depending on your preference for mild, medium, or super spicy salsa. Use the jalapeño seeds to control the heat and feel free to add in an extra one if you feel like you want it extra fiery! As written, it has a light tingle, much like a medium salsa. The jalapeño can even be nixed entirely or replaced with fresh diced avocado for a very mild salsa.
For a fun twist, a friend of mine makes this into an amazing strawberry balsamic salsa by whisking a little honey into balsamic vinegar and mixing it into the salsa recipe below. If you’re a balsamic fan you’ve got to try it! You can also use some sweet balsamic glaze drizzled on top <– SO GOOD!
serving suggestions for strawberry salsa
Serve it up snack style as a fun fruity appetizer with tortilla chips or cinnamon sugar dusted pita chips and prepare to swoon. It’s also fantastic over salads and tacos.
This sweet strawberry salsa tastes great on SO MANY things, gah! I think my favorite way to eat it is over my Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad but this strawberry salsa also tastes great on grilled chicken, fish, or steak. I bet it would also be baller over some crispy pan-fried tofu too.
Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Depending on how many people you have chowing down, I’ve included two different recipe measurements below. The small batch below is perfect for 2-4 people (about 4 servings total) whether you’re serving it up snack style with some chips or drizzling over tacos, chicken, salad, etc… Need extra servings? Double or triple the batch and have at it, yo!
Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Yield 4 servings
- 1 pint ripe strawberries
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- juice of 1 lime
- 1-2 tsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, plus extra to taste
- salt and pepper, to taste
Feel free to double or triple this recipe as needed for all your salsa shenanigans!
- Hull and chop strawberries and combine with minced onion.
- Remove stem, seeds, and ribs from jalapeño, mince, then add to your berries.
- Add freshly squeezed lime juice, a drizzle of evoo or avocado oil, and as much fresh cilantro as you’d like!
- Lastly stir in a pinch of salt (adjust to taste) and a little black pepper (optional) and toss it all together.
- Serve over your choice protein, salad, tacos, or dive in with chips as a snack! This salsa is a bit legendary with cinnamon sugar pita chips. You can even add chopped pineapple or mango to the salsa if you have some on hand – it’s amazing!
I skipped adding any sort of sweetener to keep this strawberry salsa Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, and Keto compliant.
If you'd like to add a bit of sweetness that's a-OK! A few teaspoons of honey or maple syrup makes a wonderful addition if desired and can also sweeten up less ripe berries. The riper the berries the sweeter the salsa will be!
Courses Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex, Fusion
special diets and swaps
While I loooooove red onion in this simple salsa recipe, you could try adding white, yellow, or even chopped green onion in its place if that’s what you prefer. The flavor will be a little different but tasty all the same!
If you’re like a few of my friends who aren’t batting for team cilantro, don’t fret! You can experiment with adding a little bit of fresh chopped mint to the mix in place of the cilantro. In this case I’d even add some fresh chopped mango or pineapple to the salsa too. I plan on trying this combo out super soon because I have a garden full of mint ready to go!
If you get a chance to try this scrumptious strawberry salsa recipe, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!