Fruity Salsa Fresca


I’ll stop apologising for the very intermittent blogging and just accept that this is where I am at right now. I’m happy to be sharing what I do, and that you’re reading. I’d love to interact more. How about on Facebook? Or Instagram

Speaking of which, I’ve been sharing some delicious food there lately. You really should follow. 😄


But today I’m (also) here, sharing this bright, seasonal salsa fresca. I’m planning on grilling some turkey burger patties tonight, and I figured that a fresh salsa would be a perfect accompaniment, though this would go just as well with sausage, or halloumi (like my fresh cherry basil salsa  or stone fruit salsa), or some simple grilled chicken or fish.  Or just tortilla chips and a margarita!

As with any salsa, you can play with the ingredients. I chose to use fresh mint and Thai basil for the herbs, because I plan on adding them to the patties as well. But cilantro, fennel, parsley or lemon balm would work too. No mango? How about peaches or nectarines (which will be in season here shortly)?

Fruity Salsa Fresca

  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 red, yellow or orange pepper
  • 5-6 strawberries
  • 1 small tomato
  • small handful of fresh herbs
  • a little lime zest
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Chop everything as fine or coarse as you like & mix gently in a bowl with the lime juice, zest, salt & pepper. Let it mellow in the fridge before tucking in. And add some spice if you’re so inclined. The fruit marries really well with some nice heat.

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