This strawberry avocado salsa is the perfect snack for warm weather! Serve cold with lots of salty tortilla chips and an icy margarita. There’s a little heat, some sweet and a rich creaminess from the avocado. Good enough to eat with a spoon!

Let me tell you all about this salsa that I want to eat with a spoon. 

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

It’s an embarrassingly easy recipe, if we can even call it a recipe. It’s an excellent happy hour snack or tex-mex weeknight side. Juicy strawberries, creamy avocado, spicy jalapeño pepper, red onion and all the lime, cilantro and salt that you can eat. 

Bring on the chips!

strawberries, cilantro, red onion

I am always looking for a delicious snack that I can make in mere minutes when it comes to spontaneous summer entertaining. Even if that “entertaining” consists of Eddie, the kids and myself sitting out on the patio as the days get longer. A Saturday snack, if you will. One that is fruit forward and perfect for when you’ve had a huge brunch and aren’t hungry for dinner yet.

spicy strawberry salsa

But you’re dying to sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather with an icy margarita or cold pinot grigio.

I’ve got you!! 

spicy strawberry salsa

I’m basically throwing it back to 2011 today. There was a time here on the site (well over a decade ago!) where I could not get enough fruit salsa. Seriously, if I found a fruit, I would put it in salsa. And that obsession still holds – I love a sweet and savory salsa.

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

Anything that can be prepped ahead of time and served with chips or over a main dish is my kind of food. This is sweet and bright and spicy and refreshing and really packs a punch with flavor.

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

A few other recipes that check this box for me are my mango shrimp salsa, jarlsberg cheese dip, chilled queso, peach bruschetta and marinated cheese. Those can all be made relatively quickly, even ahead of time, and are great for snacking with pretzels, crackers, chips or veggies.

Also let’s just take a moment to note that almost all of those include cheese, and this strawberry salsa does not. So we’re winning there! 

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

I usually have spicy strawberry margaritas on the brain when I make this salsa. Now I’m not including a splash of tequila, though I’m tempted. But the combination reminds me of a strawberry margarita with a spicy rim and I just can’t get enough.

Especially in this warmer season where strawberries are incredible. The strawberries are ridiculously sweet, the peppers can be fairly spicy and the avocado cools everything down with the rich creaminess. The combination is unbeatable. 

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

Seriously good enough to eat right out of the bowl.

spicy strawberry avocado salsa

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Spicy Strawberry Avocado Salsa

This strawberry avocado salad is the perfect snack for warm weather! Serve cold with lots of salty tortilla chips and an icy margarita. There's a little heat, some sweet and a rich creaminess from the avocado. Good enough to eat with a spoon!
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  • 1 pound strawberries, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, diced (depends on how much spice you want!)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 limes, freshly juiced
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • tortilla chips, for serving


  • Combine the strawberries, peppers, onion and cilantro in a bowl with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Add in the lime juice. I like to let this chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes before adding the avocado and serving.
  • If you’re serving immediately, add in the diced avocado. If you’re serving tomorrow or in a few hours, store sealed in the fridge and then stir in the avocado right before serving. Taste and season with more salt or lime if needed.
  • Serve with tortilla chips!

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spicy strawberry avocado salsa

P.S. a chili lime chip reigns supreme.