Featuring Sweet Strawberries, the Pick of the Month for June 2021

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberries are one of the best early-summer fruits! They’re sweet and loaded with nutrients: Eight strawberries have as much vitamin C as one orange.

This recipe blends their sweet flavor with several favorite vegetables for a fresh summer salsa.

Prep Time: 20 minutes.

Cook Time: None.

Servings: 6.


  • 1 1⁄2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped small (about 1/2 pound).
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced.
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced.
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped.
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lime juice.


  1. Chop strawberries, jalapenos, cilantro and onion into a serving bowl.
  2.  Add lime juice and gently mix ingredients.
  3.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to blend and enhance flavors (optional).
  4.  Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

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Sweet Facts About Strawberries

What’s so Great About Strawberries?

  • They’ve been labeled “America’s favorite fruit.”
  • Strawberries are packed with fiber, potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C — eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange.
  • They’re free of sodium, cholesterol and fat, and low in calories.
  • They may lower your risk of certain cancers and heart disease.

What’s the Best Way to Eat Strawberries?

  • Fresh is best, or buy frozen with no added sugar.
  • Serve as a snack.
  • Add to salads and smoothies.
  • Mix with other fruits for a healthy dessert.

How Can I Buy & Prepare Strawberries?

  • Selection: Look for deep, red berries. Once picked, they will not continue to ripen.
  • Refrigerate: Strawberries will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two days. 
  • Preparation: Rinse with cold water, just before using. Do not soak. Remove hull.
  • Cooking: No need!

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons.
  • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5.
    • Total Fat: 0 g.
    • Total Carbohydrates: 2 g.
    • Total Sugars: 1 g.
    • Protein: 0 g.

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