Strawberry Salsa

~ Strawberry Salsa ~

good with tortilla chips or chocolate covered tortilla chips or graham crackers or  sweet chips or apple crisps or spoons

Last week I went Strawberry Picking (one of my favorite “school’s out for summer” activities). I picked about 12 pounds (and am thinking about going back this week for more) of berries. One of the things I knew I wanted to make was a fresh Summer Strawberry Salsa. There are many variations of Strawberry Salsa -varying from sweet to with a bite – I went somewhere in the middle (although the longer you let this sit, the more bite-ierr it gets, I preferred it fresh day #1)

One of my inspirations for my Summer Salsa was one of my favorite (former) students. She wrote me the sweetest card which included the quote “I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom” (which just goes to show you how sweet this girl is). Additionally she gave me a gift of two of my favorite foods… Chips and Salsa (just the chips so I could make my own Salsa) and Chocolate (but a bag of baking chips so it was more useful). The thought that went into this gift explains why I adore this girl so much – I am lucky to get to know kids like this all the time!! I jokingly said to her that since she gave me chips and chocolate I could do Chocolate Covered Tortilla Chips, and she kinda gave me a strange look and told me I could do whatever! As I got to thinking though, I realized that the sweet/salty taste of Chocolate Covered Chips would pair perfectly with a Sweet Salsa – so here we have “Student Strawberry Salsa”

Fresh Summer Strawberry Salsa

inspired by my Student(s), The Wimpy Vegetarian, & Baltic Maid
  • about 2 cups strawberries, diced
  • 1 peach, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs fresh mint, minced
  • 2Tbs fresh basil, minced
  • 1 Tbs lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp dried chili (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Chop/Dice your ingredients and add them into a mixing bowl. Stir in your liquids & taste. Add your spices as needed. Let set for about 15 minutes or up to whatever. The sooner you eat it, the fresher it will taste – so that is up to you!

basket of berriesENJOY with a wonderful wide variety of foods, ranging from from chips to graham crackers to fish! Coconut + Chips = Chocolate Coconut Bar

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One Year Ago: Loaded Blondies a.k.a. Congo Bars a.k.a. Conga Bars a.k.a. Coconut Chocolate Bars

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And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What dish has someone you love inspired you to create?

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19 Responses to “Strawberry Salsa”

  1. I absolutely can’t stop smiling right now. Thank you. 🙂

  2. I see chocolate covered goodness! Looks delish! ps, You always take the most beautiful photos!!!

  3. I love your addition of the peaches. What a great idea – I’m really happy my strawberry salsa inspired you to create one too! And the chocolate covered tortilla chips is genius!!!

  4. Great idea! I’ve made a fruit salsa before and it’s always a hit…its a great way to use any left over fruit. I usually make my own baked pita chips and dust them with cinnimon sugar for it but I like your chocolate covered tortilla chip idea 🙂

  5. This is so unbelievable…looks super delish!! I also am in love with the idea of chocolate covered tortilla chips. I bet the sweet + salty is just divine.

  6. We (Emma and I) miss you and realize that we will never have such a loving teacher, especially one that coupons!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow! This looks delicious. So vibrant and beautiful!

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