5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I’m ready to dive headfirst into an ultra-relaxing, work-avoiding, party-hopping, sleep-in-ing, sun-soaking, watermelon-stuffing, pool-splashing, 3 day weekend of TIME OFF.  So I’m going to keep things short and sweet, and let’s get it.

I spaced off making a red white and blue patriotic recipe in advance for Memorial Day this year.  But this one’s heavy on the red, so hey, we’re at least a third of the way there.  And with 5 ingredients, there’s zero excuse not to make a batch this weekend.

We’re talking strawberry salsa, baby!

5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

I don’t know about where you live, but our strawberries have been lookin’ mighty fine at the grocery stores in Kansas City lately.  And since the season doesn’t last long, I have been happily indulging.  Strawberry banana smoothies for breakfast, strawberry kale salads for lunch, strawberry margs for happy hour, strawberry balsamic chicken for dinner, strawberry shortcakes for dessert…gimme some strawberries!!!

Of course, chips and salsa are also a course unto themselves in mi casa.  So for a gathering with some neighbors the other night, I decided to whip up a simple strawberry salsa recipe to go with a salty batch of tortilla chips.  I kept it simple with just 5 ingredients.  And the result…?

5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

Well, first off it felt like Christmas in May…
5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

…but the salsa was delightful!

It’s super colorful and pretty, the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and savory, it comes together in less than 10 minutes…5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

…it’s deliciously scoop-able.  Grab a chip and dive in!

And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

This 5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa is sweet, simple to make, and so delicious!


  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, finely diced
  • half of a small red onion, peeled and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2/3 cup finely-chopped fresh cilantro, loosely-packed
  • juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
  • (pinch of salt and black pepper)


Toss all ingredients together until combined.  Season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.

*If you would like a sweeter salsa, feel free to stir in a few teaspoons of warmed honey.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Shirley @MaggiesOven — May 22, 2015 @ 5:31 am (#)

    Now, that’s interesting. I’m obsessed with strawberries. As you said the season is short so i eat them every single day but now is the first time i hear they can be combined with onion, cilantro and pepper. Definitely should try it. Sounds like a twist from everything i know till the moment. I eat them with bananas and yoghurt and lots of honey :) Sometimes i add apples and throw everything in the blender. I use them to bake cakes and for different toppings. Because of the sugar in them i sometimes i use them when i cook meat in the oven.Would love to see more recipes with strawberries here.
    Have a great weekend.

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:29 am

      Yeah, I guess you could say I mostly enjoy them in sweet recipes, but I have fun mixing it up a bit, and playing around with sweet and savory flavors. Definitely give it a try! : ) Have a wonderful weekend as well!

  2. Maryea {happy healthy mama} — May 22, 2015 @ 5:50 am (#)

    I love fruit salsas and this looks fantastic.  Have a great weekend!

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks, Maryea! I hope you have a great weekend as well! : )

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 22, 2015 @ 6:35 am (#)

    You know what’s the worst? I didn’t even know it was Memorial Day.  My Canadian-ness is showing.
    But I will happily get all kinds of cozy with this strawberry salsa this week! It’s the time of year for berrying all the things! Pinned!

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:26 am

      Haha! Yay, I hope you like it!

  4. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden — May 22, 2015 @ 7:31 am (#)

    Ok, you win. I loose. I’m making this strawberry salsa. Who needs Chipotle anyhow? Not me. Just kidding, sometimes I do. 

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:25 am

      Haha! Hope you like it, Tom! And oh man, we all need Chipotle…

  5. Alexa [fooduzzi.com] — May 22, 2015 @ 7:56 am (#)

    I would have never thought of pairing strawberries with red onion and jalapeno…but this just looks too good not to try! Pinned!

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:24 am

      Thanks, Alexa, hope you enjoy it!

  6. Nicole — May 22, 2015 @ 8:38 am (#)

    This looks delish!! And Im totally jealous of your “soaking in the sun” weekend. We havent seen the sun in two weeks here!! 

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 8:43 am

      Thanks, Nicole! I hope the sun comes out for you soon!!

  7. Anna — May 22, 2015 @ 9:28 am (#)

    lately I’ve discovered that the best thing is to put strawberries in a salad to give it a touch of freshness!! Can’t wait to try this salsa :)

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

      Anna, I LOVE strawberries in salads! Especially with goat cheese or feta! : ) Hope you enjoy the salsa

  8. Najma — May 22, 2015 @ 9:48 am (#)

    Healthy food.
    Simple  and easy recipe.

    Thanks for sharing…. :)

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Najma! Hope you enjoy it!

  9. Ali — May 22, 2015 @ 9:59 am (#)

    This looks amazing! I’m having a barbecue this weekend and I just might have to give this a try! 

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Ali! : ) Enjoy your bbq and you long weekend!

  10. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — May 22, 2015 @ 10:15 am (#)

    Here in Canada we don’t have Memorial Day, but I can still make this beautiful salsa recipe. I love strawberries and I think it is a great idea to add them in this salsa. I hope you have a great long weekend. Enjoy ;-)

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

      Thanks, Olivia! I hope you love it! : )

  11. The Kentucky Gent — May 22, 2015 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    I never would’ve thought about making a salsa with strawberries, but I’ll admit it definitely looks delicious! I’ll be picking up some strawberries on my next grocery run to give this a try, thanks Ali!

    Now get out there and enjoy your long weekend. 

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

      Thanks, Josh! Enjoy your long weekend as well!

  12. Sandra @ Heavenly Deviled Eggs — May 22, 2015 @ 1:03 pm (#)

    What an innovative recipe!  A great use of strawberries to be sure.  For some reason, I’m wanting to add crumbled bacon to it.  Actually, I pretty much want to add bacon to everything!  I wonder how it would turn out.  Maybe I’ll give it a try.

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Sandra! And I think crumbled bacon sounds like an EXCELLENT idea! Let me know how it turns out, if you do it! My general philosophy is “everything’s better with bacon.” ; )

  13. Stephanie — May 22, 2015 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh that looks delicious! I never thought about using strawberries in place of tomato.

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

      Hope you like it, Stephanie!

  14. Amy Bui — May 22, 2015 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    Really love the simplicity of this recipe and all of your recipes really. Yummy =)

    • Ali — May 22nd, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

      Thank you! Your site is so cute! : )

  15. Theo Herbots — May 23, 2015 @ 2:34 am (#)

    Great post

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:33 am


  16. Shawn@ I Wash You Dry — May 23, 2015 @ 10:45 am (#)

    Ahh I love fruity salsa! I’m probably the only one in my family who does but I don’t mind eating it all my self. ;) 

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks, Shawn! Enjoy!

  17. Amanda — May 23, 2015 @ 10:48 am (#)

    This is unbelievably pretty! Amazing salsa! 

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:29 am

      Thank you, Amanda!

  18. Becky — May 24, 2015 @ 10:10 am (#)

    Can’t do jalapeños – what would you recommend as a substitute?

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:14 am

      Hey Becky, do you like other types of peppers? You could do some bell pepper or a more mild pepper. If you de-seed the jalapeños, and rinse them under cold water (and pat them dry), they shouldn’t really have any heat to them. I hope that helps!

  19. Roslyn — May 26, 2015 @ 8:27 am (#)

    YUM! This was such a hit this weekend. We are fans!!!

    • Ali — May 26th, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

      Awesome, glad to hear that, Roslyn!

  20. Brooke — May 26, 2015 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    Thank you–this was delicious! Just the right for the amount of cooking I felt like doing after a draining weekend :)

    • Ali — May 26th, 2015 @ 4:33 pm

      You’re so welcome, Brooke, I’m glad you liked it!

  21. Christina — July 6, 2015 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    I like your recipes.

    • Ali — July 6th, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Christina!

  22. Guadalupe Zorola — August 30, 2015 @ 9:28 pm (#)

    I absolutely love this strawberry salsa. I thought mango salsa was delicious but this is a lot better. Thank you

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 2nd, 2015 @ 10:43 am

      Thank you for sharing Guadalupe, we’re glad you liked it! :)

  23. Des'ree Sparks — March 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am (#)

    Can you add avocado’s to this as well?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 4th, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

      We think that would be yummy Des’ree!

  24. Cheryl Thompson — June 9, 2016 @ 10:47 am (#)

    My daughter in law loves this recipe.  Is there a way it can be canned?  I’ve looked up other recipes for canning strawberry salsa, and they add sugar and vinegar … and cook it – which will altar the flavor, and the nutrition (sugar) …  

    I’d really appreciate any help I could get with this. 


    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — June 15th, 2016 @ 8:31 am

      We’re glad to hear that Cheryl! We haven’t tried canning this ourselves, but we’re concerned because it isn’t cooked and doesn’t have vinegar, and because it has fresh cilantro, that this wouldn’t be ideal for canning.

  25. La Cuisine d'Helene — July 31, 2016 @ 10:21 am (#)

    This looks amazing, I will share on my blog today. Only a pic and direct link to your post. Have a great day! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 3rd, 2016 @ 10:30 am

      Thank you — we appreciate that!