The local strawberries are here and so far I have been enjoying them by the bowlful whether with a bit of good balsamic vinegar or on vanilla yogurt or just themselves. As I was contemplating what I wanted to do with strawberries this year I noticed that I kept jumping to ideas for sweet dishes and when I realized that I almost immediately took it as a challenge to use strawberries in a savoury dish. The challenge did not last too long however as I quickly thought that fruit often works well in salsas and I liked the sound of a savoury strawberry salsa. With the strawberries being so perfectly ripe, I of course wanted a fresh salsa and I kept things nice and simple. I figured that cool and creamy avocado would be a great pair with the strawberries and I finished things off with some staple salsa ingredients including jalapeno pepper, red onion, lime juice and fresh chopped cilantro. The savoury strawberry salsa turned out really well and in addition to just eating it by the spoonful, I am thinking that it would be perfect with fish tacos or with cinnamon tortillas chips.
Strawberry and Avocado Salsa
A fresh summery, bright and colourful strawberry salsa, that is just perfect in fish tacos or served with cinnamon tortilla chips.
- 1 1/4 cups strawberries, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup avocado, cut into small pieces
- 1 jalapeno, finely diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- 1 handful cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything.
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Blog is the New Black says
This looks amazing!
Jess @ Sugar High says
Wow, Kevin, this looks like the perfect way to use strawberries. Love the suggestion to serve it with cinnamon tortilla chips.
I've been following your blog for a while and I'm blown away by your recipes. You have quite a talent. I particularly enjoyed your use of strawberries for the salsa. Can't wait to try it.
This salsa looks intriguing. I love the spicy-sweet-creamy combination that's going on. I also love the idea of scooping it up with cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips!
Mmm yummy creation! It sounds super weird, but I'm excited to try.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A delightful salsa! Nice combo.
Ciao Kevin, questo sarà un piatto molto fresco ed estivo! Mi piace l'abbinamento dei sapori.
Wow this sounds so good! I tend to use salsa as a salad dressing and I have a feeling this one would make for some awesome salads!
Sandie (Sandie's Bitchin' Kitchen) says
Kevin, this looks so good, I could just lick the computer screen! Lol Almost immediately, I thought this would be great on my fish tacos… I will definitely be trying it next time!
I really want to try this. The recipe sounds easy and fantastic!
This sounds unbelievably perfect! I have never considered the addition of strawberries to a salsa, but the photo is gorgeous and the combination of my favorites of avocado and cilantro make this sound unbeatable.
This looks awesome! I recently went to Toloache, a hot Mexican restaurant here in NYC and they put fruit in the guacamole. It was everyone's favorite. So you're definitely on to something here!
Food Lover says
mmm i love this. I can't wait to make it while watching Extreme Chef tomorrow night @10pm/9c on The Food Network
The Mistress of Spices says
Looks gorgeous and I'm sure that it's as delicious as it looks!
Kazia Jankowski says
This looks awesome, rarely do I think to use strawberries in a savory dish. I'm impressed with your conquer of the challenge!
Taste and Tell says
I have had fruit salsas before, but never with strawberries. This looks amazing!
Emily of The Best of this Life says
Wow. What an amazing recipe! I think that this with cinnamon tortilla chips would be sooo good. (I love the ones you get at Farm Boy…do they have a Farm Boy in Toronto?) Thanks!
Emily of The Best of this Life: Nope, no Farm Bay here in Toronto. I Just make my own by brushing some corn tortillas with melted butter, sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar and baking util crispy.
This was amazing! I did not stray from the recipe, which is a miracle for me… but I did not need to, it's perfect… big hit for finicky eaters. I also made the mojito tacos, super delicious (and I do NOT like fish!) Only thing to change next time, treat the grill with oil or spray, my fish stuck to it…but, it made it perfect for tacos.
I found a recipe for strawberry mojitos and served them with the fish and salsa, never have made any of these recipes before, all turned out great. THANK YOU!
Kevin, you have the most interesting flavor combinations! I had some strawberries and some avocados I needed to use up ASAP. So I went out on a limb and tried this with a little faith it would taste good. It was delicious!