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Posted by Roz Corieri Paige on Jul 13, 2022 8:46:00 AM
Roz Corieri Paige

Fresh Strawberry Salsa



When summertime weather grows from merely uncomfortable to UGH!, the last thing anyone wants to do is turn on the stove to cook.


This strawberry salsa is super easy to prepare with only a few ingredients. Made with fresh ruby red strawberries, and bright green fresh jalapenos, the vivid colors have a huge wow factor on the eyes! And the flavor? Well, if you’re a lover of salty and sweet combo recipes, then you’ll really love this salsa.


The jalapeno, onions, and cilantro add some spicy heat plus a savory and tangy bite to the mix, while the strawberries add the sweetness…and one more ingredient does as well: To better equalize the balance of savory to sweet, I add sugar! Yes, that’s right, sugar. For my family, strawberry salsa recipes can a bit be too strong and a wee bit out of balance. Adding just a little bit of sugar solves that issue. You can also use honey instead.


Fresh Strawberry Salsa


  • 1 pound (2 cups) fresh strawberries, hull removed, diced into 1/4” pieces
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced including the green stems, or 1/2 cup of red onion, finely diced
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. sugar or honey (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Garnish:  Strawberries, lime slices, sprigs of cilantro



  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl toss all ingredients together until well combined  
  2. Add sugar/honey, salt, and pepper to taste
  3. Garnish
  4. Serve immediately with tortilla chips

About the author

Roz Corieri Paige is the author of La Bella Vita Cucina, a food and lifestyle blog where she inspires others to live life more deliciously and beautifully, whether in the kitchen or the garden. Find out more about Roz at


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