Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Strawberry Salsa

This yummy combination of sweet and savory produces a unique and flavorful appetizer. Once all the veggies are sliced and ready, it mixes together easily. Your guests will enjoy this fun and healthy salsa.
Summer Strawberry Salsa

1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned (seeds removed, thinly sliced)
1/2 yellow bell pepper, julienned
1/2 green bell pepper, julienned
1/4 c. finely shredded fresh cilantro leaves
1 c. fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 c. fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, but no longer than 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving.
Yield: 2-1/2 c.; this recipe is very easy to double.

Serve the Strawberry Salsa with toasted pita triangles or toasted baguette slices, or simply with a plate and fork to enjoy as a salad! It would also make a colorful topping for grilled chicken.

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