Yummm it’s the most wonderful time of the year…and it’s not Christmas! It’s strawberry season. The smell of freshly picked strawberries is a special culinary treat that I love having in my kitchen. But with fresh strawberries there is always a RUSH on creating culinary treats before they go bad.
I’ve been creating masterpieces this week. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam and strawberry waffles and protein shakes are just a few of the ways I’ve been using the delicious fruits.
Since summer is also here one of the best ways to use fresh strawberries is to create a perfect sweet salsa, great for entertaining. It’s quick to make and will leave your guests asking for the recipe.
I love salsas if anyone of you read this blog in the early days you would remember my I love salsa badge! I think salsas are one of the most versatile foods in cooking. You can use them as an appetizer, a marinade, a topper and even a dessert. And because they are pretty simple to create with endless options you can create a different flavor for everyday of the week.
This particular strawberry salsa is sweet. It’s a great option for kids since it doesn’t have any heat.
Simple Strawberry Salsa:
- 1/2 quart diced strawberries
- 1/2 a pineapple cored, diced
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- Chopped Cilantro
- Fresh Lime
- The longest part of this recipe is chopping up the strawberries and pineapple. chop them up and set them aside in separate bowls.
- Mix your onion and cilantro in a food processor. Set aside.
- Mix together the strawberries, pineapple and onion/cilantro. Cut your fresh lime in half and squeeze over the mix lightly stir, add salt to taste.
- Refrigerate and serve chilled.
This salsa is fabulous on it’s own but if you are really looking to knock it out of the park during your next dinner party top a fresh grilled tuna steak with this creation. It also is delicious on grilled pork and chicken. And if you are feeling really crazy add the salsa back to the food processor and serve this as a sauce. I told you salsas are great for endless recipes! 😉
The only downer of this salsa is it needs to be eaten fairly quickly after making or the strawberries get mushy.
Questions of the day: Do you like salsas? What are your favorite ways to eat salsa.
I love verde salsas it is the cilantro lover in me. And my favorite way to eat them is with a spoon or on eggs!