Strawberry Fruit Salsa




Photo Credit: Janie Maxwell

 Janie Maxwell, MS, RDN, LDN, is the executive director of the Illinois Farmers Market Association (ILFMA), which supports local food and food systems by giving Illinois farmers’ markets and producers access to resources, education and connections in order to grow healthier and economically vibrant communities.

        She says, “Summer is finally here! Farmers’ markets have opened in most communities. If you are not sure what’s in season yet, go to WhatsInSeasonApp.com and check out what fresh produce is available by your zip code, and find a farmer or a farmers’ market close by.

        “I can’t get enough strawberries when they are in season. For me, it’s easy to think of ways to use strawberries for dessert. But what about as an appetizer or with the main course? This is a fruit salsa that could be made with most any fruit, but strawberries give it a fresh, summer flavor. It can be served with chips or it is great with grilled white fish or chicken.”

 

Strawberry Salsa

Yields: 3 cups

1 lb fresh strawberries, washed, stemmed and chopped fine

2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced

½ purple onion, chopped fine

1 avocado, chopped fine

½ cup fresh cilantro, rough chopped

Juice of 2 fresh limes

Salt to taste

Combine in glass bowl. Stir gently. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to let the flavors combine. Serve with chips or grilled white fish or chicken.

 

For more information, visit ilfma.org.

 

 

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