Here on YumSugar, we've gone a little avocado crazy, but with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, how can you not be? A little while back, I stumbled across a strawberry-salsa-stuffed avocado recipe, and with the berries' fragrance overpowering my farmers market, I remembered that I had wanted to give it a shot.
Although I've never thought of using strawberries as a base for salsa, the resulting dish is outstanding! The sweet berries are complemented by the acidic lime juice, spicy jalapeno, and creamy avocado. The salsa-stuffed avocado makes a perfect alternative to a side salad, and the strawberry salsa alone would be tasty on pork, mild fish, or tortilla chips. To get started on your own strawberry salsa,
- For strawberry salsa
- 1 fresh serrano or jalapeño chili
- 1 cup finely chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar if desired
- For serving
- six 5-inch corn tortillas
- vegetable oil for frying
- 4 firm-ripe avocados
- Remove the seeds, stems and ribs from jalapeno, wear rubber gloves, if needed.
- In a bowl stir together chili and remaining salsa ingredients. Salsa may be made several hours ahead and chilled, covered.
- Stack tortillas and cut them in half. Cut stacks crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips. In a heavy skillet, heat 1/2-inch oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Working in three batches, fry tortilla strips until crisp and golden, about 30 seconds, and with a slotted spoon transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle fried tortilla strips with salt to taste.
- Halve avocados and remove pits. Slice the avocado in both directions to make it easier to eat. Spoon about 1/3 cup strawberry salsa into the center of avocado. Insert tortilla strips into the avocado.
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