The balance of the spicy jalapeno and sweet strawberries and mango makes this recipe like summer in a bowl with this Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa.
With summer hopefully knocking on the door in your neck of the woods it’s easy to get swept away with the dreams of fruit forward recipes. This recipe is one that does not disappoint. The balance of the spicy jalapeno and sweet strawberries and mango makes this recipe like summer in a bowl. Accompanied with “homemade” pitas, and you will find yourself pool party ready.
Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa
For the Homemade Pita Chips
For the Salsa
Chop the fruit and veggies. Dice the strawberries, jalapenos, mango, and red onion into similarly sized pieces.
Finely chop the cilantro (if you don’t like cilantro you can always just sub in Italian parsley to keep the taste fresh and light).
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a medium-large sized bowl. Set the bowl aside while you make the dressing.
Zest one lime and juice lime into a small bowl.
Sprinkle ¼ tsp up to ½ tsp of Paprika into the lime juice.
Whisk 1 Tbsp of honey into the lemon juice and paprika, make sure the mixture is emulsified, add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over salsa ingredients. You may let it sit at room temperature until the flavors meld, or you may store in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
For the Homemade Pita Chips
With each pita pocket, cut them into triangles and separate them into a single layer (peel them apart so they are one single layer).
Place inside up on a large baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Place in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. Let them become a little golden, and crunchy. You don’t want them to be soft.
Top with salsa and enjoy!
*Recipe note: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled based on the size party you have, so go ahead call your friends and have a party!
Recipe by CarlieMaridakis
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