This Strawberry Salsa is fresh, spicy, and sweet! It’s a delicious summer appetizer that everyone will love. It’s Paleo, vegan, and Whole30, so it suits all diets.
My mom made a strawberry salsa like this in the past, so I decided to recreate her recipe! I think the original had jalapeños and red onion, but mine is a little different. I think I used a jalapeño, but I’m not sure. Instead of looking for a real jalapeño, I just reached into a bag of peppers that my mom keeps in the freezer and grabbed the one that looked right. This salsa turned out really spicy, so I might have used a different pepper . . .
I also didn’t use red onion because I didn’t plan well & we didn’t have any! If you like red onion (I do!), it would be delicious in this salsa. I also added some tomatoes to balance out the strawberries, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it tasted! The combination of tomatoes and strawberries seems weird at first, but I promise it’s delicious!
Another example of my poor planning: This salsa would be fantastic with a heavy sprinkle of cilantro, but we didn’t have any when I made this. 🙁
My vegan/Paleo/Whole30 Strawberry Salsa is also no-cook, which means it won’t heat up your house even more during this hot summer! We’ve had rain for the past few days where I live, but we also have hot days where the temperature crests 100° Fahrenheit!!
I would suggest adding cilantro and/or basil to this salsa! I used dried basil, but I bet fresh basil would be even better. (Fresh herbs are always better than dried, in my opinion.)
To serve this Strawberry Salsa, I recommend some salty tortilla chips (those pictured are homemade!). If you avoid grains, Siete Foods’ chips are delicious. I prefer to avoid grains, but Siete’s products are expensive & I don’t mind eating grains for a “splurge” like this. Rice is easier on my stomach than corn, so I like making tortilla chips out of brown rice tortillas from Trader Joe’s.
Thanks for reading! I’d like to publish a new Friday Favorites post soon, so look out for that. It’s been almost a year since I’ve published one of those (life got busy, what can I say), so I’m very excited! I’m also taking recipe suggestions right now, so DM me on Instagram with any special recipe requests.
Have a great day!