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!


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


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



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.


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


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

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 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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