Fresh strawberry fruit salsa is perfect for summer. Using in-season produce for any recipe will improve the quality because the ingredients are freshest. Plus, since in-season produce is at its peak freshness, the nutrient content is higher! We love this strawberry salsa because of the unique flavors and textures it has. The strawberries are juicy and sweet. The green apple is tart and crisp. The cucumber is refreshing and crunchy. The red onion adds flavor and the jalapeño adds a slight heat. The cilantro and lime juice tie together the salsa beautifully. It’s delicious when freshly made but we recommend letting it marinate in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to really let the flavors soak in. Cinnamon sugar tortilla or pita chips are our favorite way to eat this strawberry salsa!
- Strawberries – try to pick dark red, fragrant strawberries! The strawberries will make or break this recipe.
- Granny Smith apples – you don’t necessarily need Granny Smith apples but ideally you want a tart apple. This will add a depth of flavor and texture to the recipe!
- Cucumber – cucumber will add a fresh crunch to the recipe to keep it light!
- Red onion – if you aren’t a fan of onions, you can definitely omit this! We like adding some in this salsa because it adds a unique flavor and makes it feel like a salsa.
- Jalapeño – depending on how spicy you like your salsas, use more or less of the seeds. Removing all of the seeds will produce a milder salsa, while including most or all of the seeds will make it spicier!
- Cilantro – similar to the onion, if you aren’t a fan of cilantro, leave it out! You can swap it for mint, basil, or parsley.
- Lime juice – fresh lime juice is the way to go. You can use store-bought lime juice, but fresh lime juice will give the salsa a better flavor!
It’s honestly up to you! We recommend cutting them into bite-sized pieces so you can easily scoop the salsa with a chip.
You can definitely eat it right away but we suggest making it ahead of time and storing it in the fridge for at least a few hours. We typically make it the day before we want to eat it so by the time we dive in, the flavors have marinated together!
Look for strawberries that are deep red and fragrant. Strawberry season will vary depending on where you live so research when the best time to eat strawberries is! The bulk of this salsa is strawberries so you want to have fresh, juicy strawberries.
You could but we don’t recommend it. When fruit freezes and then thaws, it releases a lot of moisture. This would result in a watery salsa. In our opinion, any salsa should be eaten as fresh as possible!
We keep the salsa in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Other summer sides & treats you’ll love
- Homemade tortilla chips – this is the recipe we use but sprinkle cinnamon sugar instead of salt!
- Homemade healthy Ranch dip
- Limoncello pound cake
- Garden City cocktail
- Southside gin cocktail
A few last words
Since we prefer to use produce that is in-season, the spring and summer months are when we love to make this fresh strawberry fruit salsa! Not only are in the ingredients the freshest, this recipe is a great side dish for a BBQ or grill-type of meal. We also love to toss it into a big salad and add grilled chicken breast or shrimp!
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Fresh Strawberry Fruit Salsa
Fresh fruit salsas, like this strawberry salsa, are perfect for summer. Using in-season produce for any recipe will improve the quality because the ingredients are freshest. Plus, since in-season produce is at its peak freshness, the nutrient content is higher! We love this strawberry salsa because of the unique flavors and textures it has.
- Prep Time: 30
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 5 cups 1x
- 3 16-oz cartons strawberries, chopped
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, chopped
- 1/2 small cucumber, chopped
- 1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped
- 1/4 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
- 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Wash all produce and dry.
- Chop ingredients and place into large mixing bowl.
- Mix well.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for a few hours. Pair with homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla or pita chips!
- Store in refrigerator in air-tight container for up to 3 days.
- We recommend letting the salsa sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors marinate!
- Our favorite thing to dip in this salsa is our homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips 🙂
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 35
- Sugar: 6
- Sodium: 1
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0