This is a wonderful, fresh salsa that goes beautifully with grilled fish or chicken. It also makes a great snack served with baked tortilla chips. It’s much lower in sodium than your typical, store-bought salsa and the strawberries work beautifully in combination with the tomatoes. I like using sweet cocktail tomatoes, because of their sweetness, but a freshly grown tomato from your local farmer’s market or your own garden can work well too. The key is to have a tomato that actually tastes like a tomato! Enjoy!
Makes about 2 cups of salsa
1 cup (250 mL) fresh strawberries, finely chopped
1 cup (250 mL) sweet cocktail tomatoes, finely chopped (about 4 small tomatoes)
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped (including the green part)
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lime juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp (1 mL) sea salt (optional)
¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground, black pepper
- Chop strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, green onions and cilantro. Drain juice from tomatoes. Mince garlic. Put all ingredients in one bowl.
- Add lime juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
- Let sit covered for one hour before serving.
- Serve with grilled fish or chicken or as a snack with baked tortilla chips.
Nutritional Information (per ½ cup serving size, with added salt): 30 calories, .3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 8 g carbohydrates, 4.5 g sugars, 2 g fibre, 1 g protein, 150 mg sodium