Strawberry Tomato Salsa for snacks? Anyone?

Blog post sponsored by California Strawberry Commission

Summer is finally here! Strawberry season conjures up visions of strawberry crepes with mountains of whipped cream, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry rhubarb pie and because all of the aforementioned are calorie laden and to be enjoyed from time to time. California strawberries in their pristine, natural form are a tasty, nutritious, and convenient snack any time of day. In peak season now, they are so juicy and flavorful. 

I like to snack on them mid-afternoon to stay energized before my boot camp workout and after my yin yoga classes. Fresh California strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a healthy snack high in fiber.  A serving (8 strawberries) provides the daily adult requirement of Vitamin C and is only 50 calories.

Looking for some new ideas for easy (and healthy) summer snacks? I have a simple yet delicious strawberry recipe to share! One of the most popular recipes in our cookbook “Dietitians At Home” is a recipe for Strawberry Tomato Salsa. During our book launch, the strawberry tomato salsa was prepared on site as a demo and then served to approx. 100 guests in attendance.  The reviews were stellar as the guests feasted on this delicious appetizer and commented on the wonderful flavour and its ease of preparation. The recipe is as follows:

Recipe and photo by Jo Jo Wang, RD

California Strawberry Tomato Salsa

Make (1½ cup)

Ingredients:

1 cup California strawberries, chopped
½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1 small shallot, minced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
pinch of sea salt
pinch of ground black pepper

Steps:

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

It can be served as a dip for crackers or tortilla chips, and as a sauce for grilled chicken, pork, or fish.

Try the recipe and let me know whether you enjoyed it.  Keep feasting on those delicious, nutritionally packed California strawberries and have a great summer and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Do you have any great strawberry snack ideas to share? Enter the #GetSnackingChallenge at californiastrawberries.com and win fabulous prizes.

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