Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 164: Strawberry Salsa

If strawberries seem strange in salsa, consider that tomatoes are also technically a fruit. Using strawberries instead is a fun way to change up salsa and Caprese salad iterations. This strawberry salsa is a beautiful party appetizer or snack, and it’s as flavorful as it is colorful.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • Juice and zest from 1 medium lime
  • 1 ½ teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (use a smaller jalapeño for less heat, or leave in some seeds for more heat)
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chips for serving


(Ready in 10 mins)


In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice and zest, honey and salt. Stir in the strawberries, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro. Add pepper, to taste, and mix well. Adjust the seasonings if need be (you might like a little more lime for acidity, honey for sweetness, or salt if it’s just not quite right yet).


If your strawberries are nice and juicy, you can serve immediately, with chips. My salsa needed some time to marinate before it was juicy and awesome (about 30 minutes should do it). Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Fact:

Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 13mg | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Vitamin C: 4.5% | Calcium: 0.3% | Iron: 0.3%

Be sure to check out the recipe video on YouTube for more useful tips on the recipe!

Inside Cooking Ep 164: Strawberry Salsa