1.Dice your strawberries into your desired size. I personally like a medium dice.
2. Finely dice shallot and jalapeno if using<
3. In a medium bowl, add chopped mint, lime juice, and sugar.
4. Gently bruise the mint leaves with the back of a spoon (or a pestle if available).
5. Add the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, shallot (optional) and jalapeno (optional), add salt.
6. Tweak the flavors to your liking with lime juice (sour and acidity), balsamic (acidity and sweetness), and saltiness.