Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

I eat with my eyes. I love bright, and fresh foods that look as good as they taste. That’s why when I saw this simple recipe in my May issue of Cooking Light, I had to try it.


*2 teaspoons canola oil *1 1/2 cups peeled ripe avocado *1 cup chopped strawberries *2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro *1 table spoon minced, and seeded, Hungarian wax pepper (or jalapeno which is a little hotter) *2 teaspoons fresh lime juice *season to taste with sea salt
I really liked how this salsa brought out the tart nature of the strawberry rather than the sweet. Served with cinnamon and sugar pita chips this was a perfect Spring day snack.

1. Dice your cilantro, and seeded wax pepper (I threw the pepper in the food processor to get it into a really fine chop).

2. Chop your strawberries into small bite sized pieces then do the same to the avocado. 
3. Mix the cilantro, strawberry, and peppers in a bowl with the canola oil and lime juice.

4. Gently add the avocado last so you don’t end up with a film of avocado mush on everything. Salt and serve.


The Cooking Light recipe included instructions to make your own cinnamon tortilla chips. Because I was in a hurry to use my avocados before they over ripened I bought these instead. They were so good we couldn’t stop eating them. I was instructed never to buy them again because we would devour them too quickly.

13 Responses to “Strawberry and Avocado Salsa”

  1. Kim @ keller-creative posted on April 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm (#)

    My two favorite foods in one dish. I need to try this!

  2. {Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine posted on April 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm (#)

    Yummy! Need to try this one. :)

  3. Erin posted on April 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#)

    Wow. Looks tasty. I’ve never thought of using strawberries in guacamole, just salsa. Sounds like an excellent flavor combination!

  4. Franklin posted on April 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm (#)

    Great marriage of flavors! So genius and so healthy too.

  5. Laura posted on April 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm (#)

    Ohhh my mouth is seriously watering over here Michelle! I have to try this.

  6. Shaylene posted on April 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm (#)

    Definitely going to try this one! It looks absolutely delicious :)

  7. Bud and Leo posted on April 21, 2011 at 12:11 am (#)

    This looks so delicious! Thank you for the introduction- I would have NEVER put strawberries and avos together!

  8. Jenny Eisen posted on April 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm (#)

    Yum! And P.S. nice manicure

  9. amy b.s. posted on April 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm (#)

    this sounds amazing! would never have thought of adding a sweat element like this, but now i have to try it!

  10. Liz posted on April 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm (#)

    That looks sooooo yummy!

  11. Allison O'Mara posted on July 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm (#)

    Oh my! Two of my favorites foods- strawberries and avocado- together! Yum!

  12. Susie MacIntosh posted on January 28, 2012 at 6:07 am (#)

    I can’t wait to make this, thanks for sharing!

  13. Anonymous posted on April 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm (#)

    I make a similar salad: but use avocado, strawberries, lime juice, salt and pepper, along with green grapes and shredded coconut! Fab :)

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