Summer is finally here! Farmers Markets have opened in most communities. If you are not sure what’s in season yet, go to; WWW.WHATSINSEASONAPP.COM and check out what fresh produce is available by your zip code, and find a farmer or a farmer market close by and buy it!

I can’t get enough strawberries when they are in season. For me it’s easy to think of ways to use strawberries for dessert. But what about as an appetizer or with the main course? This is a fruit salsa that could be made with most any fruit, but strawberries give it a fresh, summer flavor. It can be served with chips, or it is great with grilled white fish or chicken.

Strawberry Salsa

Yields 3 cups


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, stemmed and chopped fine
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • ½ purple onion, chopped fine
  • 1 avocado, chopped fine
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, rough chopped
    juice of 2 fresh limes
  • salt, to taste


Combine in glass bowl. Stir gently. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to let the flavors combine. Serve with chips or grilled white fish or chicken.