Strawberry Jalapeno Salad

Is it a salad or is it a salsa?  You decide.  I think of it more as a salad, but others might consider it to be more of a salsa.  To me, a salad is something you can eat on your own, whereas a salsa is usually something you put on top of something else.  I thought and thought about it, and I can’t come up with anything I would actually serve this on top of, but it is absolutely great on its own.  Either way, it is cool, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer’s day.  And again, it is easy-peasy and only requires a few basic ingredients, making it just perfect for the summer, and don’t forget the best part ….  It is DELICIOUS!

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I served this delicious, easy salad along side some shrimp pitas and corn on the cob.  And of course, we enjoyed it all out on our beautiful deck with a light, crisp white wine.

Strawberry Jalapeno Salad

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3 cups strawberries, cored and sliced

1 large jalapeno, diced fine

1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

salt & pepper to taste

2 TBSP honey

2-3 TBSP lime juice

fresh mint, chopped

 

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Combine the strawberries, mint, jalapeno, green onions, and cilantro together, mixing well.  The mint is part of the herb bouquet from Julia’s garden.  Yak & Yeti

Mix together the honey, lime juice and salt & pepper.  Add this to the strawberry mixture right before serving it so the strawberries don’t break down and get mushy.

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This cool, refreshing summer salad is perfect to enjoy on those dog days of summer.

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Stay cool.  Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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