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Strawberry salsa


pregaming with coffee

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! It took me a bit to recuperate from mine, as it incorporated a lot of fun in the sun with friends and margaritas. I wouldn’t have spent it any other way!

I also paid a visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden over the long weekend, which I hadn’t been to since I was in high school. I was once again blown away by the detail that went into every feature there, from the Costa Rican indoor garden filled with butterflies and banana trees (my favorite) to the quaint and colorful children’s garden.

The gardens were pretty crowded since it was free to visit for the whole weekend, but the one garden that wasn’t super packed was the herb garden. While some probably find this section to be a little boring, I’ve always enjoyed walking around herb gardens and catching hints of lavender and mint in the air. Probably because I don’t have a green thumb (my plant on my balcony literally just died), but I certainly can cook!

And the best part? They had this recipe showcased on a sign in the middle of the garden! It sounded so delicious that I knew I had to make it, and I was definitely not disappointed. It’s the perfect, colorful summer appetizer. Enjoy!

pregaming with coffee
Strawberry Salsa (courtesy of the Cleveland Botanical Garden)


  • 1 pound strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or mint (I used both)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix ’em up! Easy enough, right?

Now you have something to make for your next potluck!

– Gina

9 thoughts on “Strawberry salsa

  1. This looks so delicious! I would have never thought to use strawberries in a salsa! Can’t wait to whip this recipe out next time I throw a party🙂

  2. I’ve never had strawberry salsa, but it sounds really refreshing! I was in Cleveland last weekend, but stayed mostly around Ohio City where my boyfriend lives!

  3. Reblogged this on Paleo PNW and commented:
    Love salsa’s….especially fruit ones!

  4. I’ve never had strawberry salsa either, but it sounds cool! I’m not a huge fan of onions though, ha ha. Also, I just wanted to say that I really like your blog! I’m glad that I found it through Chiara (it seems we have a mutual liking for her blog!) It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I’m from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes, new purchases and much more🙂🙂

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  5. This looks delicious and very interesting!🙂

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