This recipe is flexible.  Be an artist and experiment with the ratios of the ingredients.  If you don’t have scallions, a 1/2 cup to a cup of chopped chive leaves, or some chopped red onion could easily be substituted.   I am pro flower eating!  In case you are wondering, chive flowers have a tart complimentary flavor for this salsa in addition to the lavender color they add.  I suggest serving this with baked bluefish as you see it in the title photo, with a white bean entree, or with chips.

Strawberry Lime Salsa with Chive Blossoms

    Details

  • Prep time
  • 20 minutes
  • Cook time
  • 20 minutes
  • Total time
  • 40 minutes
  • Dietary

  • Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Meal type

  • Condiment
  • Misc

  • Serve Cold

The strawberries, scallions, cilantro, and chive blossoms are all plentiful in late spring and early summer here in New England. Celebrate the season and enjoy them in Strawberry Lime Salsa with Chive Blossoms. I created this recipe by putting together some of my favorites available in the markets and even in my garden this month.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint organic strawberries (fresh picked and washed)
  • 1 bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 or 2 jalapeno (seed and veins removed and finely chopped )
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 4 -6 chive blossoms (torn into thirds or halves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 sprig cilantro leaves (whole cilantro leaves for garnish)

Directions

  • Step 1
  • Spoon ultra flavlorful salsa on an entree by Luscious and Local

    Squeeze the juice of one lime (about 1-2 T) into a bowl. Thinly slice the scallions. Chop the jalapeno(s), cilantro, and strawberries. Add them to the bowl with the lime juice. Salt to taste. Tear the chive blossom apart carefully from the stem end for garnishes. Mix any flower-lets that fall apart into the salsa. Let the salsa rest for 10 to 20 minutes so the flavors can mingle.
  • Step 2
  • June fiesta in a bowl with strawberries, chive flowers, cilantro, scallions,jalapeno, and lime

    Move the salsa into a serving bowl. Garnish with the chives blossoms and a few cilantro leaves. If you are topping an entree or side dish, just scoop some on each serving and further garnish with the chives blossoms for “wowee” color.