Strawberry Mango Salsa

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Did you know that Florida strawberry season has begun? Perfect timing for this delicious strawberry mango salsa. I’ve even been able to get fresh strawberries from our neighbors in South Carolina!! Our growing season for strawberries is super short in our part of North Carolina – just about a month long! Thankfully, the Florida strawberry season lasts from about December through April and as soon as we can’t get fresh strawberries from Florida, the NC strawberries are ready to go. So convenient!

Strawberry Mango Salsa
Strawberry mango salsa

My kids LOVE strawberries. They also have never met a u-pick strawberry farm they didn’t love. We have made our way around all the u-pick farms here in Charlotte and we’ve even taken a special spring break field trip to the Low Country to do a head to head comparison with South Carolina berries.

Noelle Picking Strawberries
Strawberry Season in the Carolinas!

If you have the opportunity to take your children to a u-pick berry farm, I highly recommend it. It is certainly one of our favorite family activities and we go as often as possible. My older son is a very particular berry picker and will not allow his berries to co-mingle with his sisters’ berries. Don’t tell the girls but he does, in truth, pick the best-tasting berries. Perfectly red – deep red – and very sweet. Some people steal Easter candy from their children’s baskets, I steal strawberries. There are worse crimes and until my children start reading my blog posts, I think my secret is safe…

We first made this strawberry mango salsa over spring break while we were hanging at the beach during some cold and windy April days. This salsa certainly brightened our moods. We should really call this Spring Break Strawberry Mango Salsa – the ingredients were determined by whatever ingredients we had left hanging out in our beach house kitchen at the end of the week – kid-picked strawberries, a mango, some red onion, a jalapeno, and some freshly squeezed lime.

Basically, a whole bunch of ingredients that go great in cocktails. I might have been short on protein and milk and cereal by the end of our spring break week, but the cocktail area was fully stocked. This recipe is super easy – use whatever ingredients you have on hand. I took most of the seeds out of my jalapenos so that the salsa was family-friendly but if you want a little more kick, remove fewer seeds.

strawberry mango salsa

Strawberry Mango Salsa goes great, of course, with a nice, tall margarita and a big bowl of tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Mango Salsa

Got strawberries? This strawberry mango salsa will knock your socks off!
Course Appetizer
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pint strawberries , chopped
  • 1 large mango , chopped
  • 1 jalapeno , seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons , red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro , no stems, chopped
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • salt , optional

Instructions

  1. Cut strawberries and mango into similarly sized pieces.
  2. Finely chop jalapeno and red onion.
  3. Roughly chop a handful of cilantro leaves.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Add the juice of one lime.
  6. Add salt to taste. Optional!

 

Low Country Strawberry Festival, South Carolina
Low Country Strawberry Festival, Boone Hall Farms, South Carolina

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11 thoughts on “Strawberry Mango Salsa”

  1. I was just in California and couldn’t believe their strawberries were already cropping up, but it makes sense for CA and FL with your warm weather – you’re so lucky! I am so used to our strawberry season not starting until the end of May in Oregon. LOVE fresh strawberries and this salsa recipe looks so refreshing!

    1. I moved down here from Massachusetts – our strawberry season is in the summer so I (silly me!!) thought strawberries grow everywhere in the summer. Nope!! This is such a refreshing salsa! My little guy just eats it by the spoonful. 🙂

    1. I have never made a strawberry only salsa! I will need to try that. The mango complements the strawberry really well! Hope you try it!

  2. There’s nothing better than fresh strawberries, can’t wait till they’re in season here in California! This salsa is so colorful and delicious looking!

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