Eat your way happy with these award winning Strawberry Salsa!! This 7 Ingredients Fruit Salsa is surely one of the best summery appetisers, I can vouch!! Loaded with Strawberries and some really simple staple ingredients from your pantry, this recipe can be stirred up in just 10 minutes.
I recently visited our local high street, where I found a farmers market vendor sell lots of strawberries for a bargain. I really could not hold back and brought back home 1 Quart of dark red Strawberries.
We enjoyed some of the freshest strawberries as it is, whilst the remaining strawberries went into making something super delicious – Strawberry Salsa. We actually gobbled the whole bowl of Salsa in just under 6 hours between the two of us, when it was meant for serving at-least 4 people :).
My inspiration for making this colourful salsa is from my Mango Salsa that I made last summer. I don’t have recipe on my blog yet, as the pictures did not come out well to make it to the blog – Blogger’s life!!!
Easy Strawberry Salsa Ingredients
You actually do not need a lot of fancy-schmancy ingredients to make this colourful flavour packed salsa. Just 7 Ingredients it is!
Strawberry – If your Strawberries are Ripe & Juicy, you can serve them immediately. But if the strawberries did not turn out extra ripe, they would still work. Just allow the strawberries to soak in the maple syrup, lemon & lemon zest mixture and chill them for at-least 30 minutes..
Jalapeño – I think jalapeños work great in any salsa. They are mildly spiced chilli. So add them in moderation. If you like the heat, add the seeds along. If you do not have jalapeño accessible, add green chillies instead!
Red Onion – Red Onions in particular, compliment the colours really well in the Strawberry Salsa. But feel free to swap it with white onions if you like.
Cilantro / Coriander leaves – Cilantro is an absolute fridge staple in my house and I cannot think of omitting this ingredient at all.
Lemon or Lime – I had plenty of Californian Lemon in my fridge, so decided to go ahead with that. But if you have some Lime, you can as-well use them.
Maple Syrup or Honey – If you would like to go Vegan, use Maple Syrup. Otherwise Honey is great too!
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Other Variations to add – You may add deseeded diced peppers, avocados or even cucumber and call them Cucumber Strawberry Salsa or Avocado Strawberry Salad.
Let me tell you, This 7 ingredients Strawberry Salsa is
a beautiful party appetizer
one of the easiest guilt-free snacks to make
Gluten Free and suitable for Keto Diet if you use a suitable alternate sweetener
I thoroughly enjoyed my Strawberry Jalapenos Salsa with Chips, but you can as well enjoy them as Salad –before a meal if you fancy!
How to make Strawberry Salsa in a jiffy?
Simply place the sliced strawberries, diced onions, jalapenos, cilantro in a large bowl. Add the mixture of maple syrup, lemon & lemon zest along with sea salt and black pepper. Stir carefully and serve immediately !
Didn’t I tell you, making this crowd pleasing appetiser – Salsa is easy !!
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BEST STRAWBERRY SALSA RECIPE BELOW
This Strawberry Salsa recipe is simple, eye- candy, delicious and works great as a guilt-free appetiser. Serve it with your favourite chips or along with your main meal. Takes just 10 minutes in total!
- 1/2 Quart Strawberries hulled and diced Approx 400g
- 1 Small Red onion finely diced
- 1/2 Jalapeños cut into thin slices
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Place strawberries, onions, cilantro, jalapeños in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, add lemon zest, lemon juice and maple syrup.
Slowly add the maple syrup mixture to the strawberries in the large bowl.
Season with salt & pepper and gently mix all the salsa.
Taste and season with more if needed.
Serve the prepared strawberry salsa with homemade chips. If the strawberries are not ripe and succulent, allow the salsa mixture to soak in the syrup for at-least 30 minutes or more in the refrigerator before serving.
f you like it spicer, leave the seeds on with the jalapeños. For mildly spiced Strawberry Salad Salsa, deseed the jalapeños and add it.