Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca is so delicious you will find yourself making batches all summer long, and using it on everything.

The first time I served Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca, my guests asked me what sort of tomatoes I used in my salsa. When you use perfectly ripe strawberries this salsa is not only delicious, it is a gorgeous, deep pink-red color that tricks people into thinking it is made with tomatoes. Interestingly, the sweetness of the berries is tempered by the heat from the jalapeño peppers; so instead of being sweet and hot, this salsa is bold and refreshing.

I think fruit salsas are the bomb. The natural sugars of fruit in season, combined with citrus, aromatics and hot peppers, turns a dip into a next-level finishing sauce. Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca is perfect with grilled pork and grilled chicken. I also love to serve it with blue corn tortilla chips and sliced jicama to make a red, white and blue appetizer platter.

For an interesting dessert, leave out the onion, substitute mint for the cilantro and make a Spicy Strawberry Mint Salsa to serve over vanilla ice cream. You can also use it as the base for fun cocktails.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca is one of my all-time, favorite summer recipes.

Strawberry and Jalapeno Salsa Fresca Recipe

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Fresca is so delicious you will find yourself making batches all summer long, and using it on everything.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword cilantro, fresca, jalapeno, lime, salsa, strawberry


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries rinsed greens removed and sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place red onion, jalapeño and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor and gently pulse to combine.
  2. Add strawberries and lime and pulse several times until well combined.
  3. Put mixture into a bowl and season with salt and pepper
  4. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips or your favorite chips

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Looking for a warm salsa? Try my Bacon and Corn Salsa dip!

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