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Roses are Red, So are Strawberries
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Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado strawberries are featured in the Colorado Strawberry Salsa recipe.
When selecting strawberries, choose shiny, firm berries with bright red color and green caps, and avoid soft or mushy berries. Strawberries are fat free, sodium free and high in vitamin C and folate. Fun Fact! Strawberries are part of the rose family. Look for Colorado strawberries at your local farmers’ market or at restaurants across the state.
Colorado Strawberry Salsa
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Executive Chef, Douglas County School District and 5280 Culinary, LLC
4 Cups Strawberries, diced
4 Tbsp. Shallot, diced
2 Cups Grilled Pineapple, diced
1/2 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/3 Orange Holland Pepper, seeded and diced
3 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped leaves
1 Tsp. Fresh Garlic, minced
1 Lime, juiced
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Kosher Salt To Taste
Black Smoked Pepper To Taste
Place all ingredients into a large stainless steel mixing bowl and toss lightly to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and lime juice as needed. Allow to rest for 30 minutes, covered, in the refrigerator. Toss lightly before serving. Goes great with Colorado Hybrid Striped Bass fish tacos.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com for a complete list of recipes.
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