Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rita's Strawberry Salsa

My SIL, Rita, came over for dinner recently and brought this amazingly fresh and summery Strawberry Salsa.  Of course, being the good blogger that I am, I immediately took a picture of it and asked her for the recipe!

Bits of jalapeno and red onion balance out the sweetness of the strawberries and a cream cheese base gives it a rich and tangy edge.  Serve it with Lime Tortilla Chips for a delightful, summery appetizer!

Rita's Fresh Strawberry Salsa

1 pound strawberries, diced
9 Tbsp uncooked red onion(s) – (½ Large red onion)
9 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped – (1/3 bunch)
3 Tbsp jalapeno pepper(s), minced – (1 large seeded jalapeno)
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp lime zest, finely grated – (I grated ¾ lime)
½ tsp kosher salt 
½ tsp ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Enjoy!

Optional version – spread 1 tub light whipped cream cheese on a platter then top with salsa and garnish,


  1. Wow, looks and sounds delicious! I'm on it! :)

  2. YUMMO this looks so delish..the combo of cilantro and strawberries with the onions and pepper..oh, and the lime! I'm drooling over here!

  3. This looks and sounds delicious!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  4. This looks DIVINE!!!! Can't wait to try it! :-) Visiting from The Pin Junkie.

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  5. Stopping by from "Full Plate Thursday", your Salsa recipe sounds so good!

  6. This is just different yet intriguing enough to pin and make up soon. Visiting today from Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  7. What a great Salsa, can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This looks absolutely delicious. We just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this week's Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with everyone and we can't wait to see what you have for us this week.
    Debi and Charly