Strawberry Mango Basil Salsa.
I have a slight basil obsession going on right now.
As you can imagine, it is quite an expensive obsession considering basil is not in season at the moment. But would you expect anything less from me? Plus, the mangos have been on sale for two weeks. Cheap mangos make up for expensive basil.
Initially, I was going to make a batch of kiwi mango salsa. But then I started thinking about the strawberries in my fridge and was reminded of how delicious the quick mango salsa that I chopped for the shrimp tacos was. We’ve only eaten those shrimp tacos six times in the last two weeks. No big deal.
The strawberries were calling my name. I couldn’t help it. They just smell so sweet!
I’m a bit enamored with strawberries too… in case you didn’t notice.
I love the strawberries and basil separately, but right now I can’t get over how delicious they are when combined. They were destined for salsa.
The fun part? You can serve this as a layered salsa or mix it up. I chose to mix mine up because I wanted to get a taste of everything with each bite. Which wasn’t hard at all since I ate most of it with a spoon.
I made a big batch with intentions to have it to snack on throughout the week. Pita chips obviously came to mind, but so did caramelized tilapia and mozzarella salads and even more shrimp tacos. Then we tasted the salsa. Not a smart move. Or maybe a really smart move? Either way, we have no leftovers. It was delicious. And now I’m sad. And broke. And I need more basil.
Strawberry Mango Basil Salsa
- 3/4 cup chopped mango
- 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients and mix, or simply later ingredients in a bowl. Tastes even better after it sits for a few hours! Salsa should stay fresh in the fridge (in a sealed container) for about one week.
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161 Comments on “Strawberry Mango Basil Salsa.”
Fruity salsa is such a good idea! I love how you included basil…yum! :-D
Yeah the basil sounds awesome. I love how fresh herbs really elevate a dish!
Jessica, it’s beautiful, colorful, fresh, raw, easy…it uses mango and strawberries…what’s not to love!! (and no garlic or tons of salt..for me, that rocks)
This is what eating fresh and seasonally means. I love your photos too.
The blue-ish tablecloth. Would have never thought to use blue with these colors. I would have used like red, orange, yellow, but I am seeing how gorg the slate blue makes the food look. Thank you for being my teacher :)
I love basil! I’m not sure what it is about the flavor, but it is amazing. I’ve never had it with a fruit other than a tomato (which we all know really isn’t a fruit)- but I bet it pairs perfectly. And its so pretty.
Ow, I like this!
Your salsa looks delicious! Makes me want to bake some cod and serve it overtop! Very nice.
Gorgeous colors & fantastic flavors in this salsa! It makes me crave summer.
I always only put basil in my spaghetti sauce . . . silly me ;)
I’m the one that is silly… I didn’t even like basil until recently!
YUM! I heart basil. And strawberries. And you.
I love fruit in salsa — but I don’t think I’ve tried strawberries in there before. Looks delicous and so summer-y!!!
That looks great! I love strawberries and basil together, and mangos are my new obsession.
I just found out how amazing mangos are a couple weeks ago… crazy right?! Now I am hooked on making anything that includes them so I see this in my near future :) Great recipe and even better pictures – thanks for posting this yummyness!
I just discovered them last year! But it HAS to be ripe, or else I’m not a fan at all.
I’ve got a whole heap of basil growing in my garden – you are welcome to come over and help yourself, but the cost of the flight may be slightly more than what you are paying for a bunch of basil in your local store ! :-)
It’s totally worth it! ;)
That looks absolutely amazing- and just reminds me a a summer day at the beach! I can’t wait to make this- hopefully with home grown basil and strawberries :)
Love the colors & flavors of this :) So pretty :)
those colors are stunning together…i bet it tastes amazing too!
Yum!!!!!!! The place where we lived in the States had a basil plant in the back yard! I got a little bit spoiled….=D
I love fruit salsas! This looks so refreshing, and the strawberry and mango combination is so vibrant and fresh looking!
I’d never thought to include strawberries in the salsa… What a great idea!
This looks amazingly refreshing. I am so ready for summer time produce. This seasonal food challenge it killing me right now.
Yum! I love fruit salsa! :)
I love all of the colours in this! I’d have never thought to mix basil with fruit but it sounds pretty tasty in this combo. Mangos and strawberries scream warm weather to me.. hopefully spring will actually START soon!
So, so pretty. I want to wear it as a hat.
Hahaha love this.
Oh yum–doesn’t get any prettier than that!
Very healthy! I’m impressed!
Great combo of flavors!
So pretty! I love basil with fruit!
I would never think to combine strawberries and basil…and then onion!
You have totally just made the salsa of my dreams – no joke.
And you can eat it!
Yay for summer salsa!!! Now we just need the temps to rise above 40, right? ;-)
Great photos! Sounds like a yummy recipe too.
I love sweet/savory salsas. Such vibrant colors too! xo
That is one gorgeous salsa! I am throwing a luau theme party in May, and this will be on the menu for sure! Thanks, Jessica! :-)
strawberry and basil are perfect together! i made some scones with them a few years ago – so fun :)
This is GORGEOUS
Ooh, yum! Fresh and bright!
I will most definitely contribute to the basil fund if you send me some of this delicious looking salsa :) !!
so fresh and beautiful!!
*drool* Yum! Can’t wait to try this, and I included it in our healthy recipe round-up for the day. :)
Very cool recipe! I love mixing things up like this.
Gorgeous, love the colors!
Looks delicious! I did a watermelon salsa last summer and enjoyed that too. Love your “healthy” recipe :)
Ok I’ve NEVER tried a mango but this looks amazing! Now how do I know what is a good ripe mango to purchase?
The mangos need to be soft (but not mushy!) at the top where the stem was. If you press on it and it is hard, it is not ripe yet.
Your post make me feel like it’s the middle of summer! So purdy :)
just beautiful! I love the picture of the salsa on the pita chip – your photography is awesome these days! :) If mangos (and basil) ever go on sale around here, I”ll be trying this.
Thanks! I think mangos are in season so you should be able to find some!
I sent you a comment on FoodBuzz. But oh my good heavens…this looks amazing! I can not wait to give this a go! Great color, i’m sure the flavor is amazing as well!! Cheers!!!
Kelly @ SomethingDifferentForDinner
YUM! I love basil! I can only imagine that this would make me feel like its summer outside :)
what a fun combo!!!! =)
Just looking at these “nutritional” photos of foods makes me feel like I’m justified in making your desserts. I’m just going to roll with that thought process for now. After all, it IS Monday.
Basil and strawberries — very creative!
that salsa looks so good and refreshing. I was thinking a little balsamic reduction mixed in would be yummy, too!
That would be incredible.