Sunday, May 29, 2011

Simply Sweet Ingredient Challenge: Strawberries

Such a wonderful time of year with all of the baby birds and bunnies, bright and beautiful flowers, and, last, but not least, the absolutely amazing produce that's sprouting up all around! With all the tasty food showing up at Farmer's Markets near you, I was easily inspired to go for the ever-loved strawberry... and what a great idea it turned out to be!
J loves himself some Ahi, so I decided to make a tangy strawberry salsa to put atop his seared fishy! The trick to this tasty salsa treat is a food processor... If you don't have one you truly are missing out on one of the seven wonders of the kitchen. I have used it almost daily since I bought it and I truly believe that everything can be processed in one way or another! You'll never have to chop, slice, mince, or puree by hand again!
Sweet and Tangy Strawberry Salsa

  • 2 little green baskets of strawberries
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • sprinkle (or two) of garlic salt
  1. Add the jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro into the processor and pulse until chopped to your liking. 
  2. Slice the tops off the strawberries then drop the rest into the processor. 
  3. Pulse to your liking. 
  4. Add the lime juice and the garlic salt then pulse. 
  5. Taste test... Add more salt or lime or strawberry as you wish. 
  6. Enjoy on chips, fish, quesadillas... On whatever you'd like! 

And for the other participants' entries: 

There's another coming, I'm just waiting for the post so check for it later! 

And for the next challenge due in two weeks... 
It's probably the most boring ingredient ever... But the list of health benefits are longer than you'd ever expect! Full of fiber, cholesterol reducing agents, and so much more! 

Cookies, breakfast, cakes, waffles... However you can incorporate it, I want to see it!


Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmm, this looks so good! I thought about doing a salsa too, so I'm glad I didn't :)