Strawberry salsa, quick and easy side for grilled chicken or fish to have during the warmer months that is so fresh and cooling.
Strawberry salsa is a show stopper dish at any dinner party or a nice snack with the tortilla chips. But if you ask me it is an excellent salad that is flavor packed and colorful on the dinner table that is not too heavy as the potatoes and looks very appetizing.
Points to remember while making strawberry salsa :
- Even if the strawberry salsa stays good for 2 days when refrigerated well I would suggest just making it fresh every time because we eat with all our senses and the fresh fruit aroma has a big role here.
- Make sure not to muddle or bruise the fruits because once the firmness is gone it will look like any other mashed chutney.
- Lime juice and salt can make the fruits look limp as the time goes by. To save this from happening add the lime juice and salt to the onion first and keep aside. This reduces some of onion pungency to almost half and tastes good in the salsa. Wait for few minutes before tossing in the fruits. Adding fruits just before serving is also a good idea to keep the shape intact
- I do not add any olive oil nor honey to this recipe. The fruit is quite sweet by itself.
- This is a naturally sweet vegan dish so when serving with seafood or chicken adjust the salt and jalapeño chili heat accordingly
- Always top it off with some fresh cilantro while serving for the fresh look.
Strawberry Salsa goes well with the following seafood dishes :
Strawberry is one of my favorite fruits and I have some unique recipes. When you end up with boxes of strawberry that is not firm and pretty anymore here are some creative recipe ideas that will come in handy to use up all the leftover fruit where shape does not matter only the strawberry flavor matters.
- Easy tangy fruit curry
- Inside Out Grilled Strawberry and Cheese Sandwich
- Strawberry Yogurt Pudding /Eggless Baked Pudding / Without thickening agents
- My favorite Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Iced Tea
- 8 Strawberries chopped
- 3-4 tomatoes chopped
- 1 Jalapeno pepper seeds removed and chopped
- 1 Avocado chopped
- 1/4 of 1 Red onion chopped
- Few sprigs Cilantro chopped
- 1 lime juiced
- Salt to taste
- Add the lime juice and salt to the chopped onion mix well.
- Now add the strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro toss everything together very gently.
- Chill for 30 minutes then serve in a nice pretty looking bowl.
- Note : Salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for upto 2 days but its a good idea to make it new if you like the fresh color and texture.
- Salsa can be served in an earthen pot which adds earthen flovor to the dish.
Hope you like this recipe and will give this a try during the fresh strawberry season.