Strawberry Salsa. Vegan. Gluten Free.
Strawberry salsa is vegan, gluten free and screams of summer! I could eat salsa day and night. I eat it right out of the bowl, with taco chips or on my favorite spoon – displayed here. Ha! We had our last regular season swim meet last night during a lovely thunderstorm and that ended (due to the weather) just before 9 so we missed Taco Tuesday. I make it a point to indulge my girl’s request for tacos each week. I know they will eat everything on their plate and that makes this Italian mama a happy girl.
This salsa is super easy to whip up and you can easily control the spice level. It’s colorful and eye-catching. Filled with vitamins and healthy carbs – providing lots of energy for the pool or the beach! Totally easy make-ahead recipe too!
3 cups strawberries, organic and hulled/chopped
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 jalapeño, diced seeds left in or remove – your choice
1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves, washed and roughly chopped
3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of a better quality of balsamic vinegar
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate to let the flavors mingle for about 1 hour. Serve with pita chips, fish tacos, Taco Tuesday, to top over chicken or pork – or eat it straight out of the bowl like me!
There is something to be said for simplicity.
Now onto running… this week so far I’ve run everyday. Monday I ran 8.5 miles. Tuesday I ran 5.15 miles at 8:00 and today I managed to whip out a 7.09 miler at 8:12 minute mile. For the week I stand firmly at 21.03 miles and only need 4 to finish out my goal for the week. I’m guessing I’ll go over a bit and run Friday too. Total for the month is 73.59 miles. Because it’s a 5 week month… I’m shooting for 125 or more miles. My knees have been doing much better with the running frequency due to training on the treadmill. I’m happy about that.
I also have been weight lifting as usual and walking about 8-10 miles per day. Lots of movement going on here. I’m looking forward to August and the sports ending and some vacationing.
That’s it for now. I hope you keep your body moving and the food that fuels you super fresh and healthy.
— Knead to Cook