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18Jun, 24
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Rachel’s Sweet + Spicy Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry salsa is a sweet and spicy salsa that combines the natural sweetness of strawberries with the bold tangy flavors of traditional salsa. It’s a unique and absolutely delicious twist on classic salsa!

A perfect blend of:
– Fresh ripe sweet strawberries
– Red onion or shallot, adding a punch of flavor
– Jalapeños, providing a spicy kick
– Cilantro, adding a fresh and herbal note
– Fresh lime juice, squeezing in a burst of citrus
– Sea salt and pepper, enhancing the flavors

All these fresh ingredients come together to create a salsa that’s both sweet and savory, perfect for topping:
– Grilled meat, chicken or fish
– Tacos or nachos
– Chips
– Salads
– Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (yes, it’s a thing!)

Strawberry salsa is a refreshing and flavorful topping that will add a sweet and spicy twist to your favorite dishes!

🍓Hello Sweet Strawberry Season!

Nothing beats fresh, local strawberries. That said, most strawberries in the U.S. are grown in either California or Florida.

Our peak strawberry season is April-June.

Here in Utah, we’ve had good luck growing our own strawberries over the years. The plants give us the sweetest, juiciest berries you’ve ever tasted, throughout the early Summer.

Strawberries are packed with many vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants. In fact, they are in the top 20 fruits for best antioxidant capacity and also a good source of manganese and potassium.

About eight strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange!

Strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low-calorie food.

We LOVE to add these beautiful little red berries to everything throughout the Spring and Summer months.

🍋 ALWAYS use freshly squeezed lime juice from an actual fresh lime. Bottled lime juice from the store will give your salsa a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.

Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh limes? Of course, we do!

Here’s a quick trick:
On your counter or a cutting board, press and roll the lime back and forth very firmly with your hands.
The rolling loosens and breaks down some of the citrus membranes and makes the outside a little more pliable.

This makes it easier to squeeze which also means you’ll likely get more juice from your squeeze.

Let me know how this works for you!

🔥Did you know that a lot of the heat from peppers is actually found in the seeds?

So, if you remove the jalapeño seeds then you’ll tame down the heat a good bit, leaving the flavor. Your choice!

6 servings


  • 2 pints of strawberries, hulled and small diced
  • 1 small red onion or shallot, finely diced
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tsps balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of fine sea salt


Place your diced strawberries, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a large bowl.

Drizzle with fresh lime juice, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with sea salt.

Toss gently to combine and serve.

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