Strawberry Salsa and Tomato Basil Bruschetta Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Salsa

With 4th of July almost a week away, we wanted to share some recipe ideas that would make great additions to your celebrations. If you read our Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue post, we made this Bruschetta and it was a big hit. If you've also had a chance to check out our Instagram, you might have seen that we recently went strawberry picking.

With so many strawberries left over we decided to get creative and attempt a strawberry salsa. Unsure of how it would taste, this pleasant surprise left us wanting more! This will definitely be making more of an appearance during strawberry season. Unfortunately, only one of us was able to actually eat it. One of us has some digestive issues (a mild case of Crohn's. We'll expand on that in future posts). Regardless, if you are able to digest seeds, this strawberry salsa is a great twist on a traditional salsa concept added with a sweet tasting fruit. 


1½ cups fresh strawberries, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped 
½ cup red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped or minced
2 tbsp lime juice 
1 Tbsp brown sugar 

Chop strawberries, green pepper and onion. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, minced cilantro, brown sugar, and lime juice. Stir together and serve with tortilla chips. 
Strawberry Salsa with cilantro and brown sugar


4-5 ripe tomatoes
1/2 small onion
5-6 Fresh or dried basil leads (preferably fresh)
2 Tbsp of olive oil
Salt and pepper

Chop the tomatoes, onions, and basil and add into a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper, stir together and serve with toasted baguette, enjoy!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta


  1. This looks AMAZING! Pinned! Your blog has been a lot of fun to read. I nominated you for the SUNSHINE award! You can go to my latest post to read more. Have a fabulous day!

  2. Thank you for Pinning! And for nominating us! That was very thoughtful of you. Hope you are having a fabulous day as well and a great weekend ahead.

  3. Thanks for linking up with us this week! We went to the farmers market a few days ago and got strawberries, I ended up making jam for the first time ever! A strawberry salsa sounds yummy!!

    Desiree @

  4. You're welcome! Never attempted strawberry jam. How did it come out? Would you recommend trying to make it?


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