What Scientists Eat: Strawberry Avocado Salsa
Scientists are smart. So smart that sometimes they tell you something and you think to yourself, “No freakin’ way.” Which is exactly what I thought to myself when astronomer, Dr Nicole Gugliucci said that mixing together strawberries and avocados with peppers and onions would be a good idea.
But HOOOOO BOY was I wrong. Because this salsa was amazingly delicious! Not only is it super-tasty, it’s easy to make and it’s light and fresh tasting and absolutely perfect for summer.
From Dr Gugliucci:
I like to make simple things… and I like avocado. When I first made this with my friend Nikkie, I was scandalized by the thought of mixing the ever perfect avocado with another primary ingredient, but this was pretty delicious. It’s a sweet salsa, but we made wraps out of it with a bit of goat cheese. I don’t remember where the recipe first came from, though it was definitely a food magazine clipping that she had.And now, I totally want some. 🙂
Strawberry Avocado Salsa
1 cup finely chopped strawberries
1⁄4 cup finely chopped peeled avocado
2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1⁄2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
goat cheese (optional for wraps)
tortilla wraps (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently.
2. Serve this sweet and savory salsa with roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a snack with baked tortilla chips.
3. Mix with a bit of goat cheese for filling for wraps.
*Originally from an unknown food magazine, modified for wraps by Nicole’s friend Nikki
And here is a photo of Nikki on the left and our fabulous Dr Nicole Gugliucci on the right.
Thanks so much, ladies! This recipe was a wonderful surprise!