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Summery Strawberry Salsa

A great twist on a family favourite

by: Paula Roy
strawberry salsa recipe

So often we think of using strawberries in sweet concoctions, but their flavour actually lends itself well to savoury ones too. This salsa has it all: sweet fruit and maple syrup balanced with lime and salt. A hint of heat is all you need to give it that salsa-y zip while still keeping things family-friendly.

Once you taste this strawberry salsa, you might not ever want to go back to that boring tomato kind. While this salsa is perfect for dipping, you might also enjoy it spooned over grilled meats and fish.

Strawberry Salsa 



1.5 cups chopped fresh, ripe strawberries
2 tbsp finely diced red onion
3 tbsp diced English cucumber
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Zest of 1 lime plus 3 tbsp lime juice, or to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup, or to taste
Several dashes hot sauce, or to taste

 Combine strawberries, onion, cucumbers and cilantro in a bowl.

 Add lime zest and juice, salt and pepper, maple syrup and hot sauce.

 Stir to blend well. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.

 Cover and let sit for 1 – 3 hours; refrigerate for longer storage.

Note: if you refrigerate overnight, the strawberries will release some of their natural pectin, giving the salsa a slightly gelled texture that is really fantastic.

Makes about 2 cups

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