Growing up on a strawberry farm, I have eaten strawberries in every way possible. Of all the things my dad could have chosen to farm, strawberries, although back breaking to pick and weed, were a great choice.
Because we grew strawberries, I learned how to make strawberry short cake, strawberry jam, strawberry pie, strawberry smoothies and at 9 years old, I could make a mean strawberry daiquiri. I loved experimenting with strawberries and was the only one in my family that could make my Great Aunt Mary’s “Mile High Strawberry Pie.” Bless her heart, she was still making that pie well into her 90’s (she lived to 104!)
In the 80’s, I went through a serious salsa stage and naturally experimented with strawberries. Although, nothing tops my rhubarb salsa for its “wow” factor, Strawberry Citrus Salsa is a great way to add pizazz to any summer-time food. It goes particularly well with grilled fish, chicken and pork.
Strawberry Citrus Salsa
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 orange, peeled and chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers, diced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
Juice and zest of 1/2 lime or lemon
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and pepper taste
In a medium, bowl mix lemon or lime juice with honey. Add all other ingredients, gently toss until combined.