Strawberry Avocado Salsa recipe is a fresh, unique take on a classic tomato salsa. With a little spice, creamy avocado and sweet strawberries, it’s perfect with fish, poultry and of course, chips.Tomorrow is June 21st — the first official day of summer! Yay! My two boys are very excited that school will be out soon. They know that more playtime and a slightly later bedtime will ensue. For me, the excitement is about a new season of culinary delights!
There are dozens of foods summer brings — strawberries and avocados top the list. We’re fortunate that their seasons typically happen simultaneously — the two together are an excellent combination. And that’s exactly what I was thinking when the idea for a Strawberry Avocado Salsa recipe popped into my head.
Truth be told, my absolute favorite way to eat a sweet strawberry is by itself. I can barely make my way home from the farmers market without eating all of them. And that’s also true even when I purchase more than a few baskets! And it doesn’t get much better than eating a lightly salted, perfectly ripe avocado, right out of its skin!
While I love strawberries and avocados best in their pure form, I also love to create new and wonderful dishes with them, like this Strawberry Avocado Salsa recipe!
This salsa recipe is excellent with crispy, white-corn, salted tortilla chips. (To be exact!) The saltiness of the chip is great with the sweetness of the salsa, but more than anything, the chip is merely a vehicle to carry this bundle of flavors to your mouth! And there’s no reason to limit salsas to chip-dipping.Most salsas can make for a wonderful sauce, while adding an element of beauty to the plate. I love this salsa with grilled chicken or shrimp!
Don’t forget to shop at your local farmers market for super fresh, local produce, where you can sample before you buy!
Have fun making this delectable Strawberry Avocado Salsa recipe!
This is a fresh, unique take on a classic tomato salsa. With a little spice, creamy avocado and sweet strawberries, it's perfect with fish, poultry and of course, chips.
Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup strawberries, finely chopped
- 1 cup ripe but firm avocado, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, washed and dried, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- zest and juice of 1 small lime
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt, freshly ground pepper and sugar to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar if necessary. If you're not serving the salsa immediately, keep it chilled in the refrigerator, and wait to add the lime juice and oil until you are ready to go.
Be sure to chop all of your salsa ingredients into small and equal sizes to ensure each bite captures every flavor.