Strawberry avocado basil salsa – Strawberries, avocado, basil, scallions, a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of honey. Eat it plain, top your toast, dip your tortilla chips, or serve over fish or chicken.
Let me guess, either you read “strawberry avocado basil salsa” and are like Whaaaaat? (minion style), or you read “strawberry avocado basil salsa” and are totally unfazed by the flavor combo because you already know it’s awesome. For instance, my friends that ordered strawberry basil mojitos this weekend know that the berry-basil combination is a winner. Or if you’ve ever made a salad like this Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken, then you know that strawberries and avocado were destined to be together.
I know that before I started cooking, I never would have imagined or appreciated the combination of berries/avocado/basil, but now I’m like, who was I before I started avidly reading cookbooks/food blogs and thinking about creative cooking?! And who was I before I ate avocado + strawberries + basil in some fashion almost weekly?! Oh yeah, I was a young college student living in a dorm and still didn’t have to cook for myself :). That is, other than your basic cereal-pouring or sandwich-making, which is actually quite an art (I learned this from my friend/former roomie, Shelby, who taught me how to make EPIC sandwiches — a skill I use to this day).
But fast forward to my first apartment, when I immediately got on board with kitchen adventures. I finally had my first kitchen and could start cooking on my own or with roommates! Of course I was terrible at it initially, and I ate an obscene amount of zucchini for a couple months because I got good at sautéeing it and was super proud of my new cooking skill. But that’s another story for another time.
Right now we just want to talk about this strawberry avocado basil salsa, and how it’s a stellar way to use some of that spring produce you picked up at your local farmer’s market or at the store. Here are a few ways you might like it…
Ways to Enjoy Strawberry Avocado Basil Salsa
- With a spoon 🙂
- On top of toast
- With tortilla chips or pita chips
- On fish or chicken
- On salads
- In wraps (it has sandwich potential, but I think it would definitely fall out the sides which is a totally real sandwich struggle)
Personally, I love it plain or on top of white fish or salmon 🙂
Strawberry avocado basil salsa aside, I’m really excited about an upcoming trip I’m taking to Denver to visit my cousin, who’s also basically one of my best friends. That’s a cool thing about having cousins your age — they’re pretty much instant friends! We’ve known each other our entire lives, and we are soul sistas like none other. You know the kinds of people that, when you see each other after a long time, it’s like no time has passed at all? It’s just like that! We’ll probably do a day hike or two, go running on some beautiful trails, and tons of exploring. I can’t wait! Getting to know new places is one of my favorite things to do.
Plus, so many photo opps!!! The only thing is that I’m afraid to bring my camera anywhere for fear that I’ll lose it or ruin it. I’m sort of… well, a “walking disaster” (thanks for that title, Mom; it still applies), so I like to avoid any potential destruction of things that mean a lot to me. I can tell you right now that I would be the one to drop a camera off a cliff by making a wild hand gesture. It would be like just the other day when I was striking a match to light a candle, and the lit match flew out of my hand post-strike and landed on my carpet. Yes, lit. But don’t worry, I was super speedy with the water! And the carpet was not damaged at all. But I don’t think the camera-off-cliff situation would be as reparable 😉
Likewise, my camera could just as easily be destroyed if I leave it here and my apartment burns down while I’m away. So I should definitely bring it. Plus, the photo opps!
Okay, we’re bringing it back to wonderful thoughts of strawberry avocado basil salsa because I just imagined way too many worst-case scenarios for one day. Go make salsa!
Strawberry Avocado Basil Salsa
Salsa with strawberries, avocado, scallions, basil, lemon, and a little honey. Can be eaten plain or used as a topping for salads, toast, fish/chicken, or tortilla chips.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 3-4
- 1 cup strawberries, finely diced
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup basil, sliced into ribbons
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Combine all ingredients except lemon and honey in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together lemon and honey. Pour over salsa ingredients and mix together.