I made this simple strawberry salsa recently to perk up the grilled pork we were planning for dinner. It’s based on the Pam Anderson’s “Create-Your-Own Fruit Salsa” recipe from her book, The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great . (I know I’ve mentioned this book before and even did a review of it a while back, since I use it so much.)
In her headnote, Pam explains that you can “use whatever seasonal fruit you’ve got: mangoes, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, oranges, grapefruit, grapes, melons, strawberries, blueberries, apples, or pear. Or use a mix of fruit.”
Well, what I had was a big box of strawberries, so that’s what I used, creating a simple strawberry salsa.
She goes on to explain that you should choose a bell pepper color to contrast with the fruit, which means I should have used green or yellow to contrast with the strawberries. But as luck would have it, I only had a red one, so that’s what I went with. (It definitely would have been prettier with yellow or green; Oh, well. Next time.)
I love this kind of recipe – a basic template from which you can mix and match to create something of your very own.
This strawberry salsa recipe makes a generous 2 cups of salsa, or about 6 (1/3 cup) servings.
It was great on our grilled pork. I think it would be just as delicious on grilled chicken, shrimp or fish. Fresh fruit salsas are a delicious way to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables too, so I definitely see more of them on our menu his summer.
Grilled Pork with Strawberry Salsa
Skinny Strawberry Fruit Salsa Recipe
Recipe type: Salsa
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Tasty and delicious way to perk up grilled pork, chicken, fish or shrimp
In a medium bowl, stir together all the ingredients, using the smaller amount of lime juice or vinegar and fresh herbs listed and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Let stand at room temperature for 10 to 30 minutes, for the flavors to blend.
Before serving, taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more lime juice or vinegar, herbs and salt and pepper as needed.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving: 29 calories, 0.3 g fat, 6.7 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber, 0.7 g protein and 1 WW PointsPlus value
I used rice wine vinegar and fresh mint because that’s what I had on hand.