Strawberry Salsa

MarthaRayDeen -


This was part of an entry I submitted for the South Carolina Strawberry Festival recipe contest. Although I did not win first place, I was honored to receive the "Queen's Choice" award and a yellow ribbon. The strawberries came from my own garden and I was lucky enough to have a plentiful amount of them to pick. (See strawberry lime marinade and chicken pitas for accompanying information on the entire recipe submission.)

★★★★★ 2 votes
25 Min
No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
There's nothing better than fresh chopped salsa and you will not be disappointed by this flavor-packed recipe. We loved the sweet and savory combination of the onions, peppers, and strawberries. Definitely use fresh squeezed orange juice. It gives that fresh pop of acidity you want in a salsa. Top grilled chicken with this salsa, stuff into a sandwich or dip some chips. However you serve delightful salsa, people will be asking for the recipe.


1/2 medium
red onion, chopped
jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and minced
1/2 medium
red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium
yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium
orange bell pepper, chopped
1/3 c
cilantro, fresh (finely shredded)
2 c
strawberries, fresh (hulled and sliced)
1/4 c
orange juice, fresh squeezed if possible
2 Tbsp
lime juice, fresh squeezed if possible
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
few dash(es)
salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)


1Chop and dice onion, peppers, cilantro, and strawberries.
2Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
3This salsa is exceptional the day after, so if you have patience, make it the night before you plan to serve. :)
4Serve together with wheat pitas, grilled marinated chicken, and fresh baby spinach, as I show here:

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy