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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Strawberry Apple Salsa

Strawberry Apple Salsa is an easy, healthy, and festive appetizer idea perfect for all your holiday parties this year!  Fresh Florida strawberries, tart granny smith apples, and spicy jalapeno peppers come together in this sweet and spicy salsa that is sure to be a hit with friends and family! 

Strawberry Apple Salsa



Living in NE Ohio used to mean once summer was over, so was the selection of good strawberries at the grocery store.  Fortunately, that is no longer the case thanks to the dedicated strawberry growers in Florida.  Since their season starts in November and ends in April, we can get fresh, sweet strawberries all year long now!

Florida Strawberries for Strawberry Apple Salsa

When I spotted these red, ripe beauties at my market the other day, I thought they'd make a great sweet and spicy salsa. Let's face it, tomatoes this time of year are just sort of meh. Since I am a huge fan of sweet and spicy foods, I thought replacing the tomatoes with sweet Florida strawberries and tart granny smith apples would be a winning combination.

I was right!

Strawberry Apple Salsa

I love quick and easy holiday entertaining ideas, and this one is right up there with the best of them! This sweet and spicy dip that goes perfectly with store-bought tortilla chips. This salsa is so festive, with all the red and green!  I am in love with this recipe and you will be too!

Strawberry Apple Salsa


Strawberry Apple Salsa

Renee Paj
Strawberry Apple Salsa
Fresh strawberries, tart green apples, spicy jalapenos, onions cilantro and lime all come together in this fresh salsa perfect atop a salty tortilla chip!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Fresh Florida Strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 of a granny smith apple, diced
  • 1 - 2 jalapeno peppers, small diced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • a handful of fresh cilantro, rough chopped
  • 1 -2 tsp. honey
  • pinch of salt
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Corn tortilla chips for dipping

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients up to corn tortilla chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.*
  2. Serve with corn tortilla chips.
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.

*Note: As salsa sits, it will create liquid, like all fresh salsas do.  You can drain some of the liquid off before serving, if desired. 

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Strawberry Apple Salsa

Florida strawberries are such a great produce option in the winter.  Not only are they sweet and delicious, they have many nutritional benefits as well.  Did you know that just 8 medium strawberries contain more vitamin C than one whole orange?  They are also fat free, low in calories and contain significant amounts of folic acid, potassium, and ellagic acid.  Ellagic acid is known to help reduce the risk of cancer.

Strawberries are ranked 100 (the highest possible nutrient density score), along with spinach and blueberries in a system called the Overall Nutrition Quality Index (ONQI) according to Yale’s Prevention Research Center and several recognized health and nutrition experts. All these benefits in just one serving (1 cup) of strawberries!  For more information, visit the Florida Strawberry Growers Association website.


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Strawberry Apple Salsa

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5 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea to use strawberries in your salsa recipe. It looks so festive and no doubt tastes amazing! It's definitely going to be on my table this year - yummm! I hope you have a very merry holiday season, Renee :)

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  2. Love thiss idea! The sweet strawberries and apples along with spicy jalapenos and onions is awesome!!

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  3. I'd love this with a whitefish type taco or even a side of cinnamon pita chips!

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  4. I can not wait to try this recipe! Sounds perfect with a fish taco!

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