Spicy Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salsa

in Appetizers, Goat cheese, Strawberries

Spicy Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salsa

This salsa is what happens when you cut open what feels like a perfectly ripe avocado and find… well, not a perfectly ripe avocado.

A perfectly ripe avocado isn’t grey inside.

Dinner was supposed to be a fantastically delicious repeat of Salmon with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa. Studies have shown that you can’t have “fantastically delicious” with a grey avocado.

If I were more organized, I could have remembered exactly how many days before I’d brought the salmon home – 3? 4? the package doesn’t stink, so surely it was this week. I could have justified throwing in the towel and dragging everyone out for dinner. But that required eyeliner and lip gloss and a 3.5 year old with a clean face and 2 matching shoes.

Sometimes grey avocados aren’t the toughest battles to fight at the end of a long, whine (not a typo)-filled day. There are just some battles that are far, far too exhausting to fight.

Spicy Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salsa

It’s days like those that I’m thankful for the forgotten half log of goat cheese shoved into the back of a fridge drawer.

Which is always far easier to find than that matching shoe.

Spicy Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salsa

A sweet, spicy, and tangy salsa that goes great with everything from fish to crackers.


  • 1 pint strawberries, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • Small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 3 jalapenos, chopped or thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • ~3 oz crumbled goat cheese


  1. Mix all ingredients except the goat cheese together.
  2. Crumble the goat cheese over top, lightly toss, and serve.
  3. Goes great over simple baked salmon, on chicken and fish tacos, with crackers and chips.
  4. Will keep a few days in the fridge, but, you know, they're strawberries.


Yields: Servings very

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 15 minutes

6 comments… add one
  • Wow! These flavors sound amazing together in this salsa! I can’t wait to try!!!

  • I love this salsa since it combines two of my favorite ingredients, strawberries and goat cheese!

  • SO fresh and summery!! Love strawberry salsa but not too sure with adding goat cheese. Need to try it 🙂

  • You had me dying for this post Shawnda. Did you find the other shoe and this spicy strawberry & goat salsa is a MUST!! YUM!

  • Grey avocadoes are the WORST. And the most awful part is that you can’t tell until you cut them open even if they look beautiful on the outside.

    This salsa? Amazing. Strawberries and goat cheese are one of my favorites.

  • I love the goat cheese in this – I bet it’s so creamy!

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