Friday, June 8, 2012

Strawberry Salsa

Have you ever thought of using strawberries in your salsa? I've had fruity salsas before, but not one that was more savory than sweet. Last week, my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes sent me a couple of cans of their Petite Cut Tomatoes and asked me to try out this awesome recipe for salsa.....with strawberries and tomatoes!

I'll be honest, my first thought was "why would I use canned tomatoes in a fresh salsa?", but then I remembered from my tour of the Red Gold plant that their tomatoes are canned within 45 minutes of arrival from the fields....that's more fresh than the tomatoes that you find in the store! Plus, the Petite Diced Tomatoes are already cut to the perfect size...I do like convenience. Let's take a look at this recipe, shall we?

Strawberry Salsa

1 pint fresh strawberries, diced
1 (14.5 oz) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 small red onion, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine strawberries, , RED GOLD® PETITE DICED TOMATOES, onion and peppers. Stir in the lime juice, garlic and oil.

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

I didn't have a small onion...I just measured out about a half cup.

Remember, if you don't like it hot --remove the seeds!

Of course, I put my own spin on things and put in a handful of cilantro and I subbed olive oil for the vegetable oil.

My honest take on this? It's easy and delicious! I really thought there would be a "canned tomato" taste involved, but all of the ingredients blended together perfectly. The strawberries give this just a smidge of sweetness and a whole lot of flavor. Next time, I'll be having this over some pork or chicken.

*Disclaimer: I was provided two cans of tomato product in order to review this recipe. All opinions are my own.


  1. I am totally in for this one! We've recently become addicted to watermelon salsa, so I can only imagine the wonderfulness that is a strawberry salsa! YUM!

  2. yum! that sounds so fresh and delicious! what a creative combo! thanks for sharing!

  3. I think your cilantro addition was a great choice! I love strawberries with red onion in my salads...but never thought about a salsa! I just might try this tonight!!

  4. I love the idea of adding strawberries to salsa! I must try this, it sounds delicious :)!

  5. I have to tell ya...I just made this salsa. I took a quick taste before sending it to the fridge for its allotted 2 hrs. YUM!!! I can't wait to have it with dinner :). I really love the subtle sweetness the strawberries add.