For a surprising salsa, consider strawberry fruit salsa recipes. Few would suspect such a sweet sun-ripened fruit as the strawberry would taste even more delicious if pepper or vinaigrette were added to it. But, surprisingly, the added spices actually do enhance the wonderful taste of the strawberry.
Lemons also go well with strawberries, as do limes. And, because kiwi and strawberries taste so much alike, you know you can add kiwi to bulk up a strawberry salsa without changing the flavor significantly.
All in all, the following strawberry salsa recipes have a little bit of everything you could ask for in a salsa. Each bite is filled with the sweet goodness of strawberries, tang from the citrus and zip from the tomato, with slow heat from the peppers gradually warming up the roof of your mouth. Strawberry salsa can also be made using only sweet seasonings.
Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 pint strawberries, diced
2 pints cherry tomatoes, diced
1 Hungarian banana pepper, diced
4 tablespoons white balsamic vinaigrette
Juice of one lime
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
Dice the strawberries and tomatoes, and set aside. On a separate plate, dice the pepper, being careful not to breathe in the fumes. If possible, wear plastic gloves to prevent burning your skin. Discard the stem, seeds and ribs. Cut the pepper into chunks, and finish chopping it in a nut or onion chopper.
Add the pepper to the tomatoes and strawberries, and mix gently. Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture, and then cut a lime in half and squeeze both halves over the bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt and ground pepper, and serve with lime-flavored chips or as a fish or pork garnish.
Kiwi Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
½ quart strawberries
1 tart apple
½ cup brown sugar
Juice of one lemon or lime
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Peel the kiwi and dice. Wash, hull and dice the strawberries and apple. Tumble the diced fruit together until well blended. Dissolve the brown sugar in the citrus juice. Add the hot sauce and pepper, and pour the mixture over the diced fruit. Serve hot or cold. Excellent as a garnish with fish, chicken and pork, or just with chips, and perfect when rolled up into a flour tortilla as a sandwich.
Mango salsa recipes go well with chips at lunch or grilled fish at dinner. They are also great with pork chops and in salads or mixed in with rice. By adding apples or other fresh fruit, such as pineapple, avocado, oranges or a little bit of coconut, you can create a taste that is reminiscent of the tropics.
Home made salsa has been a favorite for generations. Many families have a special family recipe that has been handed down to each family and they've continued on with the tradition of making their own salsa.
Born and raised in southern Arizona, I developed a sense of what is considered good Mexican food at an early age. My mother, especially, was important in this development as she was one of the finest Mexican cooks I had ever known.
Use this homemade salsa recipe as a dessert sauce, served over ice milk, sorbet, soy ice cream, fruit salad or sliced angel food cake. Making this easy salsa will also serve as a great sauce for savory pork, chicken or duck.