Come summertime, we love taking advantage of the sweet and tart goodness of berries. That’s why we are berry excited to partner with Sara Forte of Sprouted Kitchen to share tips, insights and her favorite recipes using berries.
When it comes to summer parties, chips and salsa are almost always on the invite list: nothing beats the fresh taste of a homemade salsa or pico de gallo. That said, tomatoes aren’t in season until late in the summer, making straight-from-the-garden salsa a bit of a waiting game in those early summer months. But don’t fret! Instead, try incorporating berries into your salsas— their sweet and tart flavors bring an interesting spin to everyone’s favorite party condiment.
As you begin experimenting with berry salsa, don’t be afraid to break the mold. Remember, red color alone doesn’t necessarily make something “salsa.” Try using blueberries or blackberries with your fresh spring herbs, and consider using goat cheese as a queso fresco substitution.
This strawberry salsa recipe is a springy, sweeter alternative to a classic pico de gallo salsa. Here, strawberries replace tomatoes for the sweet and acidic salsa component. To balance that sweetness from the strawberries, this recipe calls for a bit of acid from the lime juice and heat from the jalapeno. The bright color makes this salsa a pretty crostini topping or a unique fish taco topping.
For the best flavor, try to make this salsa the day of — otherwise, the salt will begin to break down the strawberries and compromise their texture. If you need something to be made more than a day in advance, swap the strawberries for blueberries can hold up a little longer in the fridge.
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