11:29 AM

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

"Add a tangy taste to plain protein. The salsa is spicy and sweet and works as a snack, dip or dessert when paired with cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips or graham crackers." – JACKIE HUNT, GAINESVILLE, GA.


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon serrano chile, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss until coated.

VARIATIONS: Use this “magic formula” and come up with your own favorite salsa. Just combine together any mix of the following:

  • 1 tablespoon acid—any type of citrus juice or vinegar.
  • 1 tablespoon sweet—honey, sugar or maple syrup.
  • 1 tablespoon heat—jalapeño, chiles or 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes.
  • 2 cups fruit—mangoes, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, avocado or peaches.
  • 1 tablespoon herbs—parsley, tarragon, cilantro, mint, rosemary, thyme or basil.
  • 1 tablespoon onion—scallion, white onion, yellow onion, red onion or shallot.
  • 1 tablespoon oil—olive oil, canola oil or vegetable oil.
  • Salt and pepper, as desired.