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Sassy Strawberry Salsa

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Remember the sweet nectar of strawberries on a hot Alabama day? Live Well Alabama does too! So for this Food Friday recipe, they paired strawberries with a kick of jalapeño to make a scrumptious Sassy Strawberry Salsa. Enjoy this salsa with your sassiest friends on tacos, baked chicken or fish.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways. Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment!”

Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian


  • One lemon, juiced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of honey
  • One pint of strawberries, diced
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • One jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • Pro tip: Mashed blueberries and diced peaches can also be used in place of strawberries.


Mix lemon juice and honey in a large bowl. Stir in the strawberries, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Chill and serve.

Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Sassy Strawberry Salsa recipe, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our recipes are great for getting kids to help in the kitchen,” Funderburk said. “Kids are more likely to try new foods when they helped make them.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.

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