Spicy Strawberry-Lime Salsa

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I am just aching for summer to be here, so salsa has been on my mind, like a lot. And since strawberries are abundant this time of year, a fresh fruit salsa drizzled over some killer tacos have been scheduled into the weekly meal plan, natch.

I could eat tacos every single day. I don’t really exaggerate when I say this, because to me, tacos are a perfect food. I am probably eating some right now while I am writing this.

Seriously, though, tacos are one of the most customizable foods. Cheese or no cheese, traditional (cilantro, lime and onions), a little of this a little of that and all folded into a handheld food vehicle – the corn or flour tortilla.

Top this off with a fresh, flavorful salsa and it is practically a full-proof meal.

 

The key ingredient for me in any good taco is an amazing salsa. I love visiting local authentic Mexican restaurants that offer their own freshly-made salsas and pico de gallo. It’s key to the whole experience.

So at home I want to at least replicate, if not up the ante on my own take on tacos. I love coming up with new ideas for salsas. With just a little work you can create colorful, tangy, hot and even sweet concoctions that are healthy as well as delicious.

Spicy Strawberry-Lime Salsa

  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, diced 
  • 2 tbs. sea salt
  • 2 tbs. black pepper
  • 1 tbs. cumin
  • 1 tbs. dried ancho chile powder
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbs. olive oil

How-To:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

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