Strawberry Salsa

The unique flavors of this sweet and spicy Strawberry Salsa pair perfectly with fish, tacos, or any Mexican dish!

Whether you are serving it with your favorite Mexican dish or with Cinnamon Chips as an appetizer, this Strawberry Salsa is the perfect addition.

Strawberry Salsa served in a bowl with chips.


Most people love savory salsa, but have you tried sweet salsa?

This strawberry jalapeño salsa really satisfies my snack cravings! It has all of my favorite flavors in one – savory, sweet, spicy, and salty.

The sweet, juicy strawberries pair perfectly with the chopped jalapeños, tomatoes, and cilantro. They complement each other in flavor so well.

Strawberry salsa is a tasty appetizer. It’s simple, flavorful, and a great snack or addition to any Mexican meal.

Strawberries for strawberry salsa.

How to make strawberry salsa

PREP. Chop and slice all of the ingredients that need to be prepped. Then place the strawberries, green onions, grape tomatoes, jalapeños, and lime zest in a big bowl.

COMBINE. Mix everything together until combined. Stir in the lime juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix it all together.

Add the chopped cilantro right before you’re ready to serve!

Chopped Strawberry Salsa ingredients on a cutting board.

Recipe Tips

Ripe strawberries. Frozen strawberries will thaw into mushy chunks so it is best to use fresh ripe strawberries. Look for strawberries that are an even red from stem to tip with a sweet aroma

Jalapeno peppers add a lot of flavor to the salsa. For less heat, remove the seeds and white membrane. For more of a kick, leave them in. 

Lime zest is the easiest to produce using a citrus zester, but the small side of a cheese grater may also be used. Shred the lime peel all over, but stop once reaching the white part.

Variations. Try adding any of these to your Strawberry Salsa for a tasty variation:

  • onion
  • red onion
  • Roma tomatoes
  • avocado
  • a little orange juice or lemon juice
Strawberry Salsa served with Cinnamon Chips.


STORE this salsa with strawberries in airtight containers in the fridge. If stored correctly, it will last for about 5-6 days. Take it out whenever you’re ready to serve it!

I do not recommend freezing or canning this salsa because the strawberries will become mushy. 

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa served with Cinnamon Chips.

Recipe FAQ

What goes well with this salsa?

I love eating these sweet fruit salsas with Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips! Any flavor of Tortilla Chip will do, even lime-flavored chips would be tasty! It would also go really yummy on top of Tacos, Quesadillas, grilled chicken, Salmon, or pork.

Can I make this salsa sweeter?

Of course! Just add 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar or honey until you have reached the desired level of sweetness.

Can I use another pepper besides jalapeños?

If you really want to add more heat you could replace the jalapeños with serrano peppers!

For more salsa recipes, check out:

Strawberry Salsa Recipe

5 from 11 votes
The unique flavors of this sweet and spicy Strawberry Salsa pair perfectly with fish, tacos, or any Mexican dish!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 21 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped


  • 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 5 stars
    This was a mouthwatering salsa, indeed! I Love the perfect balance of the sweet and spicy!

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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