Strawberry Salsa



Just in time for strawberry season, we had to make this irresistible strawberry salsa! We used juicy, sweet strawberries mixed with a kick of jalapeños and the crisp freshness of red onions. Cilantro and lime juice add extra zest, while a touch of honey provides the perfect amount of sweetness.

This strawberry salsa is the perfect topping for tacos, grilled meats, or enjoyed as a refreshing dip. This vibrant salsa offers the perfect mix of sweet and savory flavors. It’s a must-try for any salsa lover looking for a delicious strawberry twist!

Why You Will Love This Strawberry Salsa

  • It’s bursting with vibrant, fresh flavors.
  • This salsa can be served in so many ways! It’s the perfect snack or appetizer.
  • It’s simple and easy to make.
  • A drizzle of honey elevates the flavors and adds a touch of sweetness.
  • The fresh lime juice adds a tangy, acidic component that balances the flavors.
  • This strawberry salsa recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.

What Is Strawberry Salsa?

This strawberry salsa is a delicious and fresh combination of sweet and savory flavors. It combines diced juicy ripe strawberries, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime, and a drizzle of honey. This salsa is refreshing, bursting with flavor, and easy to make.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for strawberry salsa
  • Strawberries: Wash and dry one pint of fresh strawberries. Then, hull and finely dice the strawberries.
  • Red Onion: Finely dice red onion for this recipe.
  • Jalapeño: Seed and finely dice one medium jalapeño pepper.
  • Cilantro: Remove the stems from the fresh cilantro and chop the leaves.
  • Lime: Add fresh-squeezed lime juice. It adds a bright and citrusy note that balances the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Honey: A drizzle of honey adds an incredible sweetness that complements the strawberries and lime. It makes it the ultimate sweet and savory salsa!
  • Salt: Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors of this salsa.

How To Make Strawberry Salsa

Step 1: Wash and dry the fresh strawberries. Then, hull the strawberries and finely dice them.

Diced fresh strawberry

Step 2: Finely dice the red onion. Then, seed and finely dice the jalapeño. Next, remove the stems from the cilantro and chop the leaves.

Step 3: Add the finely diced strawberries, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to a large bowl. Then, add the freshly squeezed lime juice over top and add the salt.

Strawberry salsa ingredients in a bowl

Step 4: Thoroughly mix the salsa in the bowl.

Mixed strawberry salsa in bowl

Step 5: Drizzle the honey over the salsa. Then, mix again to incorporate it throughout. After that, serve the salsa right away or refrigerate it for an hour.

Honey added to strawberry salsa

What To Serve With Strawberry Salsa

  • Tortilla Chips: Dig into this salsa with your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Grilled Meat or Fish: Use this strawberry salsa as a topping for grilled chicken, pork, or fish. It would be delicious with cooked shrimp, scallops, salmon, or mahi-mahi.
  • Salads: Add some of this salsa to salads for another layer of flavor.
  • Tacos: Add some of this salsa to fish tacos for a burst of fresh flavors. Or, add this salsa to chicken tacos. We love to add it to our air fryer shrimp tacos!
  • Bowls: Serve some of this salsa in a grain bowl or burrito bowl.
  • Bread: Make crostini and top with this salsa.
  • Cheese Board: Serve it on a small charcuterie board with soft cheeses like goat cheese and brie.

Expert Tips

  • Finely Dice: Evenly and finely dice the red onion and jalapeño. It helps ensure the flavors aren’t overpowering and that all the ingredients are evenly distributed in the salsa. You don’t want a big chunk of red onion or jalapeño in your salsa.
  • Use Ripe Strawberries: Pick bright red and firm strawberries for this salsa. Avoid mushy strawberries as they will be unable to dice.
  • Mix Well: Thoroughly mix to incorporate all the flavors.
  • Add Honey: A drizzle of honey takes this salsa to the next level! It complements the sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh ingredients for a vibrant and fresh salsa.
  • Refrigerate: You can refrigerate this salsa before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Taste The Salsa: Taste the salsa to determine if you need to adjust the amount of salt, lime juice, or honey.
  • Beautiful Presentation: Serve this strawberry salsa in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or a slice of lime before serving for a beautiful presentation.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy this strawberry salsa within one day of making it.

Strawberry Salsa Variations

  • Add More Fruit: Add some diced mango, pineapple, peach, or pomegranate arils to this salsa for another flavor that compliments the strawberries.
  • Cilantro Substitution: If you don’t like cilantro, substitute it with chopped fresh basil.
  • Honey Substitution: You can substitute the honey with agave if you prefer.
  • Add Corn: If you want, add corn to this salsa.
  • Avocado: Diced avocado would be another wonderful addition that adds creaminess.
  • Cucumber: Add some diced cucumber for a refreshing and crunchy addition.
  • Bell Peppers: You can add some diced bell pepper for a crunchy texture and vibrant color.
  • Add More Jalapeño: This strawberry salsa is mild in terms of heat. Add more diced jalapeño or include some of the seeds for more heat.
  • Make It Vegan: To make this recipe vegan omit the honey or swap it with agave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Strawberry Salsa Ahead Of Time?

You can prepare this salsa up to a few hours ahead of time. Store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. Also, enjoy it within one day to maintain its freshness and to prevent the ingredients from becoming watery. You can also double this recipe to make more salsa if needed.

Is Strawberry Salsa Spicy?

This salsa is very mild. To adjust the heat level, add more diced jalapeño if you prefer it spicier. Or, use a mix of jalapeño and a touch of a spicier pepper like habanero.

How Long Does This Strawberry Salsa Last?

This homemade strawberry salsa will last up to one day when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

No, use fresh strawberries for the best texture and flavor. Frozen strawberries can become mushy when thawed and release too much liquid. Also, it would be difficult to finely dice frozen strawberries.

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Recipe by Shawna
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Course: AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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This irresistible strawberry salsa is vibrant and fresh! It’s the ultimate combination of juicy strawberries, jalapeño, cilantro, red onion, and lime.

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  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and finely diced

  • 1/4 CUP finely diced red onion

  • 1 medium jalapeño, about 3 tablespoons finely diced

  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Wash and dry the fresh strawberries. Then, hull the strawberries and finely dice them.
  • Finely dice the red onion. Then, remove the seeds from the jalapeño and finely dice it. Also, remove the stems from the fresh cilantro and chop the leaves.
  • Add the finely diced strawberries, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to a large bowl. Then, add the freshly squeezed lime juice over top and add the salt.
  • Thoroughly mix the strawberry salsa.
  • Drizzle the honey over the salsa and then mix again to incorporate it throughout. After that, serve the salsa right away or refrigerate it for an hour to let the flavors meld.

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  • You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one day.
  • WW Points™: 1 point per serving
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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories80
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.6g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 151mg 7%
  • Potassium mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 19.4g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.3g 16%
    • Sugars 12.8g
  • Protein 1.6g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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