CITY OF DICKINSON – The first berry of the growing season is the main ingredient in our latest edition of Nutrition in the Kitchen.

Tara Kenyon, a nutritionist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, made strawberry salsa for us.

It replaces strawberries for tomatoes and adds cucumber, red onions, jalapenos, and coriander with a honey-lime juice dressing.

She served it over homemade whole grain tortilla chips and topped it off with some feta cheese.

Kenyon says strawberries are high in vitamin C and fiber and low in natural sugar.

She says it’s a fun twist on other fruit salas like mango or pineapple.

“I tested this recipe on my entire family and everyone really loved it, but there was a bit of skepticism at first,” she says.

Kenyon says the locally grown strawberry season is coming to an end. So hurry to the Broome County Regional Farmers Market to see if any of the vendors still have them.

For more nutrition ideas and advice, visit the CCE Broome Nutrition Programs Facebook page.

Check out the full demonstration below: