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Simple Strawberry Salsa

28 May

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I let my kids go a little nuts strawberry picking last weekend and needed a quick way to use up the last of our three overflowing buckets before they spoiled.  Remembering a strawberry salsa I sampled at our farmers market, I decided to try to recreate it.  It was simple to make, refreshing, and tasty on chicken, fish, salad, plain, or with your favorite gluten-free chips.

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, cleaned and chopped
1/2 small jalapeno, cleaned and diced fine (add more for extra kick–the half kept it mild enough for my kiddos)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil, but avocado is my new favorite!)
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
sea salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients and serve or refrigerate. Can be made ahead, doubled or tripled, and tastes even better the next day after the flavors meld together! If you prefer mangoes to strawberries, check out our mother-in-law’s mango salsa from last summer!

Enjoy,

Heather

Mother-in-law’s Mango Salsa

26 Jun

   There are somewhere around three million reasons why my mother-in-law is amazing. She’s wise, loving, inspiring, and her mango salsa rocks. The best part about this recipe is that it is inherently paleo–no weird substitutions are necessary! I love when that happens.  It’s great on grilled salmon, chicken or flank steak, as a cottage cheese topping, or even plain with a spoon. May it become a summer time staple for you too.

Thanks, Lynn!

                                   

Ingredients
4 mangoes, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1 large or 2 small jalapeños, seeded and finely diced
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice

Combine all ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. I use a mini chopper which causes the texture to be a bit mushy. If you prefer a more solid salsa, dice the fruit with a knife instead. May be served chilled, room temperature, or warmed. Experiment with the ratio of ingredients to your liking. Some days call for more jalapeño, while others call for less mango and more pineapple!

Enjoy,

Heather

*Mangoes and pineapples are deliciously sweet. They both have great nutritional benefits but are a bit high on the glycemic scale. Like most things in life, enjoy in moderation!

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