Strawberry Salsa and Balsamic Salmon


Strawberry season in the summer is a favorite here in Pennsylvania, especially since you can grow them in your backyard or get them fresh at your local farmers market. Wherever your favorite place to get strawberries is, make sure you get your hands on them so you can make this salmon with strawberry salsa! Oh, and did we mention the salmon is also baked with a balsamic glaze for that extra summertime flavor?

If you’ve had a chance to test out our Grilled Sweet & Sour Strawberry Salmon recipe this summer, you’ll recall that sweet fruits like strawberries, mangos, pineapples, and other berries and citrus fruits pair well with the natural flavors of salmon, and are a healthy way to enhance the flavor of your next meal on a hot summer day. This balsamic glazed salmon topped with fresh strawberry salsa is the perfect dish to add to your summer menu.

Just as fruits pair well with salmon, they make a great addition to a fresh summer salsa. Combined with simple ingredients like jalapenos, green and red onions, and lime juice, and sweet, succulent strawberries, this recipe for strawberry salsa will spice up your summer. Not only does this salsa hit the spot on its own paired with some tortilla chips as Recipe Developer Nancy suggests, but it also makes for an excellent topping when drizzled over some wild Alaskan sockeye salmon either served alone or as a salad topping!

When it comes to balsamic vinegar, our team can’t get enough of this classic combo! The two are often combined in the cooking world, and it’s easy to see why. The sweet and tart flavor profile and light acidity of balsamic vinegar contrasts perfectly with the rich flavor of wild-caught salmon. This recipe uses strawberry infused balsamic vinegar, which pairs with the strawberry salsa recipe leaving you with sweet, tangy goodness in every bite! 

Take care of the first half of your ingredients list now by ordering our wild Alaskan salmon, shipped directly to your door at your own convenience! Once your flavorful wild salmon is acquired, read on to hear Recipe Developer Nancy’s inspiration behind this recipe and her personal tips on how to make it just right.

Chef's Notes

Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. Salmon pairs so well with fruit, that I have got to share this Strawberry Salsa and Balsamic Salmon recipe with you. My local market had strawberry infused balsamic vinegar and I knew immediately that it would make a nice glaze on the salmon portions from Wild for Salmon.

With fresh strawberries in season, I wanted to top the dish with a fresh salsa that screams summer. I had previously made a peach salsa which paired so well with this salmon that I knew the strawberries would also work.

You can either double the salsa recipe and serve the dish with tortilla chips, or make a nice green salad with fresh strawberries to serve with this dish. I like to make a salad dressing with these fancy fruit infused balsamics with equal parts olive oil and the balsamic. I just add a squeeze of Dijon mustard to make it emulsify and shake it in a jar.

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Nancy Ingersoll is a recipe developer and food photographer in San Diego, California. Always up for adventure, she learned the art of sauces and soufflés from one of James Beard Award winner Roy’s Yamaguchi’s executive chefs, and her curious spirit has been fed with cooking classes domestically and abroad. Nancy is also known as The Creative Resource and you can find her work on and on instagram as @thecreativeresource.

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