Well its been a bit since I have posted but today I am back with one of my favorite summer treats. Easy fresh strawberry salsa! This is something stumbled upon when I had an overload of strawberries. But, its the best stumble I have ever had.Jump to Recipe
Today is all about berries and in addition to my recipe, there are some of my favorite bloggers sharing some yummy berry recipes. Make sure to check them out at the end of this post.
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Strawberries for weeks
I have been prepping my strawberries this way for years and they last weeks in the fridge instead of mere days. Give this a try!
Now, back to this strawberry salsa. This is the perfect meal for summer. With ingredients such as strawberries, brown sugar (or honey) mint, basil, balsamic vinegar and some black pepper, it is a fresh, sweet and yet savory treat.
Our favorite way to eat this is with homemade flatbread with cinnamon, sugar and a smear of cream cheese.
You can also eat this fruit salsa with cinnamon chips, cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, graham crackers, sweet cakes and more. This is a great appetizer or simple, light dessert to enjoy after dinner.
Instructions on how to make this strawberry salsa recipe:
Grab a large bowl. Starting with washed strawberries, chop the strawberries into small bite sized pieces. You can adjust the amount of strawberries according to how much you want to make. I generally use about 1 pound clamshell.
Chop up about 1 tablespoon of fresh basil and fresh mint. Add this to the bowl. Now add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar or honey. This will depend on how sweet you want the salsa to be. The sugar will balance out the acidity of balsamic vinegar.
Once you have all this in the bowl, stir this all together and it is ready to serve. I find that this is not something that gets better over time. It is best served fresh and eaten at one sitting. This is the reason why I only make one clamshell of strawberries at a time.
There are other ingredients you can add to your salsa to change it up. If you do not like balsamic vinegar, try adding lime juice and a bit of salt. Try adding some red onion to make it more savory. Make sure to add those fresh herbs though. They make such a difference in this dish.
I like to spread some cream cheese or goat cheese onto a chip or cinnamon sugar pita bread and then top with a spoon full of the strawberry salsa.
The combination of sweet, creamy, and sugary is perfection. The flavors all. work so well together.
Easy Fresh Strawberry Salsa
- 1 lb clamshell Strawberries diced into small pieces
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
- Using a large bowl, add your diced strawberries to the bowl.
- Add your fresh chopped herbs, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Stir too combine.
- Serve with cinnamon tortilla chips, sweet breads or cakes, cinnamon flatbread with cream cheese and more.
- Eat immediately. I do not recommend making ahead of time. It is best when it is fresh.
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