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. 🙂
Here is the recipe:

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.
Serve immediately.

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

Here is a photo of the recipe when I made it:
strawberry salsa sm

And here is a photo of Nikki on the left and our fabulous Dr Nicole Gugliucci on the right.

nicole and nikki

Thanks so much, ladies! This recipe was a wonderful surprise!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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