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The unique flavors of this sweet and spicy strawberry salsa pair perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, or any Mexican dish!

Pair this salsa with homemade Tortilla Chips or our sweet Cinnamon Tortilla Chips!

Strawberry Salsa served in a bowl with chips.

We Love Sweet + Spicy!

We eat tons of Chips and salsa at our house! I love to pair this appetizer combo with all of our favorite Mexican dishes.

Most people love savory Homemade Salsa, but have you tried sweet salsa? More specifically, sweet salsa with homemade Cinnamon Chips?! Queue our favorite sweet and spicy strawberry salsa!

Why we love it:

  • Surprising. The sweet strawberries pair perfectly with spicy jalapeños, creating an unexpected and flavorful twist on traditional salsa.
  • The versatility makes it a hit. Serve as a topping for tacos or as a standalone Mexican appetizer – it’s a great snack or addition to any Mexican dinner.
  • Vibrant colors. With fresh produce and bright colors, it’s eye-catching and delicious!
  • Ready in a jiffy. Whip this salsa up in about 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients!
Strawberries washed on a kitchen table.


  • fresh strawberries Look for strawberries that are an even red from stem to tip with a sweet aroma. Do not use frozen strawberries as they will thaw and become mushy.
  • grape tomatoes or diced Roma tomatoes
  • green onions or red onions
  • jalapeno peppers For less heat, remove the seeds and white membrane. For more of a kick, leave them in, or use serrano peppers.
  • lime zest – This How to Zest a Lemon post applies to limes as well.
  • lime juice One medium lime will yield about 2 tablespoons of juice.
  • balsamic vinegar
  • coarse salt
  • black pepper
  • fresh cilantro
Chopped strawberries, jalapenos, and herbs on a cutting board.

How to make strawberry salsa

  1. PREP. Chop and slice all of the ingredients that need to be prepped.
  2. COMBINE. Mix until combined. Stir in the lime juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add the chopped cilantro right before serving!

Recipe Tips

Strawberry Salsa served with Cinnamon Chips.


  • STORE this strawberry salsa recipe in airtight containers in the fridge for about 5-6 days.
  • FREEZE. I do not recommend freezing or canning this easy strawberry salsa recipe because the strawberries will become mushy. 
Strawberry salsa served with Cinnamon Chips.

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5 from 12 votes

Strawberry Salsa

By: Lil’ Luna
The unique flavors of this sweet and spicy strawberry salsa pair perfectly with fish, tacos, or any Mexican dish!
Servings: 8
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
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  • Place the strawberries, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeno pepper, and lime zest into a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Stir in the lime juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add chopped cilantro right before serving.


STORE this salsa with strawberries in airtight containers in the fridge for about 5-6 days. 


Calories: 21kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Sodium: 148mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Vitamin C: 29.9mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
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  1. Misty says:

    5 stars
    I made this for myself the other day and came home to enjoy it and it was all gone!! I GUESS the family enjoyed it too!! Looks like this recipe is a keeper. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Kristi says:

    5 stars
    I had never even heard Of a sWeet salsa until seeing it on your sight. This is DELICIOUS paired with The cinnamon chips.

  3. Aimee Shugarman says:

    5 stars
    Served this up with some cinnamon pita chips yesterday. Was so delicious!!

  4. Ashley F says:

    5 stars
    I needed to use up some strawberries and this was the perfect way!

  5. Valentina says:

    5 stars
    The best summer salsa idea! Love it.

    1. Samantha says:

      I can’t wait to try this! I used to work at a restraunt that served an amazing unique steak quesadilla on a spinach shell with strawberry salsa.

      1. Lil'Luna Team says:

        Ooh that sounds amazing!! Hope you enjoy the salsa!

  6. Krissy Allori says:

    5 stars
    this was so fun and good good!

  7. Beth Pierce says:

    5 stars
    This was a mouthwatering salsa, indeed! I Love the perfect balance of the sweet and spicy!

  8. Joy says:

    5 stars
    I will definitely be making these for my family! They love strawberries & i will have to make the cinnamon chips with it. What a great combination!

  9. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    Im anxiOus to try this recipe. I do like sweet salsas and now that were in strawberry season this Recipe will be one to try.