Gettin’ Spicy with Strawberries

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! The weather has been so beautiful this week- I’ve been trying to spend most of my time outside. Last week we had a private cooking class for a small group of women involved with the Junior League of Columbia. It was so much fun! We made some really delicious recipes, one of them I really wanted to share with you guys today. For this class, Lynae and I wanted to focus on using produce that is in season right now. Some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for April include: Artichokes, Arugula, Beans, Beets, Rhubarb, Shallots, and my favorite: Strawberries.

All of the recipes we used incorporated at least one of these ingredients and they were all amazing but my favorite (and the easiest recipe) was the Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa. It used only five ingredients and only took 10 minutes to prepare. The best part about it was that it was sweet and spicy- usually you wouldn’t think to use strawberries in a salsa but in this recipe it was nice because it made it so fresh and sweet! Its also good for any “tomato haters” that might be in your life (there is always one!) I could easily see myself relaxing on a pool float enjoying some chips and delicious salsa (if I had a pool that is…). The ingredients for this recipe are: strawberries, red onion, jalapeno, the juice of a large lime, and cilantro. You chop up the ingredients, mix them all together and then Voila! Salsa time! The recipe can be found here.


In other news, the start date for the IMAGINE class series about chronic inflammation has been delayed until May 2nd. That means class will now go from May 2nd until July 25th. If you are interested please check out the website here.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,


Jessica and the Columbia’s Cooking Team


Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Prep time: 10 Minutes | Serves: 1

1 Cup Strawberries, chopped

1/4 large red onion, diced

1 jalapeno seeded and diced

juice of a large lime

3 tablespoons cilantro


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and toss lightly to combine
  2. let sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to med
  3. serve with chips and enjoy!






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