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5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

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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!

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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…?

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Well, first off it felt like Christmas in May…
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…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 |

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

And I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x


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)


  1. Toss all ingredients together until combined.  Season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.
  2. *If you would like a sweeter salsa, feel free to stir in a few teaspoons of warmed honey.

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61 comments on “5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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 :)

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

  8. Healthy food.
    Simple  and easy recipe.

    Thanks for sharing…. :)

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

  10. 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 ;-)

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

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

  15. 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. ;) 

  16. This is unbelievably pretty! Amazing salsa! 

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

    • 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!

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

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

  20. I like your recipes.

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

  22. Can you add avocado’s to this as well?

  23. 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. 


    • 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.

    • Cheryl, I’d recommend you do a ‘strawberry chutney’ search and check out all the recipes there.

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

  25. my brother made this for a family gathering and it is my favorite I want it all the time it’s amazing thanks for your recipe❤

  26. Delicious!!! I added a mango. Everyone rave don’t about it, it was a hit of the party! Will be making it again! YUM!

  27. Delish!! All of my guests commented and of course, how could they not?? Fresh, vegan and exploding with flavor! This recipe was too simple for such complimentary reactions! :) It’s a keeper.

  28. Can this strawberry salsa be made a head of time or the night before the bbq?

  29. We have 3 strawberry patches and have an abundance of fruit this year. What I picked today became strawberry margaritas and then I used this recipe bit added a diced mango and doubled the onion and jalapeno. Oh, WOW! Will be doing this again… SOON.

  30. The strawberry salsa was a hit at our picnic. I did add about 2 tablespoons of honey. Rave reviews!

  31. Hi!! I love this post! How long can you make it up prior to going camping?Thanks again I love it!

  32. Sounds amazing. Can this be waterbath canned?