I love Farmer's Market season, I wish we were fortunate enough to experience it year round. All the fresh fruit and vegetables inspires me to try new recipes and today's post was definitely a new one for me. I tend to stay in my comfort zone when it comes to trying new food and adding jalapenos to a recipe is a bit of a stretch for me. I know, I live on the wild side! This salsa is so refreshing and a great twist on the ordinary salsa. I didn't get a chance to try it on fish, chicken or tacos, but imagine it would add a great flavor to any of those dishes. I only had a chance to try it with some blue corn chips, which I highly recommend if you're a fan of salsa and looking to switch things up.
Are you a fan of making your own salsa? I also love a good mango salsa but unfortunately don't tend to buy mangoes as much. Drop us a note below and let us know if you tried this recipe and if you have a favorite way to make your own salsa.
Tip: your salsa will only be as good as your strawberries, use ripe red berries and your results will be delicious! Also good to note that you don't have to stress too much over exact measurements of ingredients. Chop and taste as you go!
15 - 20 strawberries, hulled and chopped into very small pieces. If using as a salsa chop berries very small.
1/3 medium red onion, finely minced
handful of cilantro, rinse well and chopped finely
1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced, seeds and all (leave the seeds out for less heat, I did!)
1. Mix everything in a bowl. Taste the salsa and adjust any of the ingredients to your taste.
2. Chill until ready to serve.
Note: Don't make this much more then an hour or so before serving. Like all salsas, it will wilt and the fruit will get a little mushy. An hour is the optimal amount of time for the flavors to meld and the juices to start flowing. Longer than that and the salsa will slowly start to lose its fresh appearance.