Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa1

 

This salsa is so so good. I made it the other night when few friends came over and I knew after the first bite that I had a winner. Thankfully I had clicked few pics beforehand (food blogger problems!) so I decided to make it a post.

Actually, it is quite silly of me to be presenting this as a recipe with strict measurements because, really, you can just chop, drop and taste as you go! So consider this as a rough guideline. You may substitute orange juice in the recipe with lime or make it using pineapple instead of strawberries. Summer on your plate!

 

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa3

 

This recipe here works so perfectly and you can use it on chicken, fish, meats, tacos, bruschetta, or just scoop it up with chips! Pretty versatile. Bring it to a pot-luck or a party and I bet no one has had it before! It is sweet, tangy, spicy and has a lot going on. Strawberries are in abundance right now, so go for it!

Brighten up your Monday with this simple yet cracking dish!
Have a great week ahead! 🙂

 

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa2

 

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Serves: 3-4 | Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • Zest and juice from 1 medium orange
  • Around 20 fresh strawberries, chopped into small even dice
  • Fresh cracked black peppers
  • Handful of cilantro, rinsed and finely chopped

Directions:

In a large bowl, let onion, jalapeño, orange juice and zest steep till you prepare strawberries.
Add strawberries, pepper, cilantro and toss. Chill until ready to serve.

Note: Don’t make this much more than an hour or so before serving. Like all salsas, it will wilt and the fruit may get a little mushy. An hour is the optical amount of time for the flavors to meld and the juices to start flowing. Longer than that salsa will slowly start to lose its fresh appearance.

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16 thoughts on “Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

  1. Fun recipe!! Love the sweet and spicy idea. And you made me chuckle about the photos– It’s always tricky when you’re a blogger who makes food to actually eat, not just photograph! Pictures of leftovers just aren’t the same!

    • Thank you Rhonda! 🙂
      It’s become a habit now to click each & everything I make! You never know when a spontaneous idea turns into a worthy post! 😉 & like you said, pictures of leftovers are never the same!

  2. Somehow, i missed this post yesterday :(. but a nice change from the strawberry jellies and jalapeno poppers… :).. Truly summer on plate

    • Thank you so much Sylvia for stopping by! I just visited your blog & am in love! So glad to connect 🙂

      I love strawberries so much and the one I had used for this salsa were so sweet, when paired with oranges, it indeed turned out to be a winner! Next time though I’m gonna use lime for more tang. Do try, you’ll surely like 🙂

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