Strawberry Basil CousCous Salad

This is such a wonderful salad – perfect for summer picnics.

1 c couscous, prepared and cooled

1/3 c lemon juice

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 c diced strawbeeries

1/2 c chopped basil

1/2 c feta, crumbled

Whisk together olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Toss couscous with strawberries, basil and feta and drizzle olive oil mixture over the top. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 8. 3 WW points.

Quick Biscuits and Berries

This is a quick and easy recipe for strawberries (or any berries) on biscuits.

2 pints strawberries, halved or quartered if large

1 tbsp sugar

1 c flour

1 1/2 tsp baking owoder

1/2 tsp salt

1 c creme fraiche or sour cream

1 c whipped cream or creme fraiche

Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment or baking mat.

Combine strawberries with sugar and set aside.

Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the creme fraiche and stir With a fork until dough begins to form. Dump on a floured surface and knead a couple times. Pat into 4 pieces about 1 inch thick.

Bake 15 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool for a couple minutes.

Spit the biscuit in half top with strawberries and whipped cream.

Serves 4.

Strawberry & Raspberry Cake

This recipe is from Food and Wine – I add more fruit and might add more next time. This cake is so easy to whip up, tastes amazing and looks impressive!

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 ounces), softened, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/4 ounces), plus more for dusting pan
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (about 4 ounces)
  • 6 small fresh strawberries (about 4 ounces), stemmed and quartered
  • Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 8” springform pan with butter, and dust with flour. Set aside. Combine sugar, butter, and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and lemon zest. Add flour; beat on low speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to evenly cover bottom. Arrange raspberries and strawberries on top of batter.Step 2

Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 34 to 38 minutes. Let cake cool in pan 10 minutes. Run a small offset spatula around edge of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.

Strawberry Avocado Toast

This version of avocado toast from F&W takes things to the next level. So good!

6 scallions
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 avocado cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper
Four 1-inch-thick slices rustic bread
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
1 garlic clove
8 ounces burrata, cut into bite-size pieces
Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
Flaky sea salt and torn basil, for garnish

Light a grill. Grill the scallions over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, 3 minutes. Transfer to a work surface and let cool, then cut into 1-inch lengths. Leave the grill on.

In a medium bowl, mix the scallions with the strawberries, avocado, lemon juice and crushed red pepper. Season with kosher salt and black pepper and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush the bread with olive oil and grill over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and rub with the garlic clove.

Top with the burrata and the strawberry salad. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Garnish with flaky sea salt and torn basil.

Serves 4.

Strawberry Tomato Soup


This combo may sound weird, but it is oh so good. Make sure it is really cold when you serve it.

Ingredients:
1 lb strawberries, hulled
1 lb tomaotes, cored
1 tsp salt
Balsmic vinegar or glaze

Combine strawberries, tomatoes and salt in a blender and puree for 3 minutes. Store in a airtight container in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

When ready to serve, laddel into bowls and swirl with balsamic.

Serves 4.

Watermelon Strawberry Agua Fresca

 This maybe my new go to summer drink. You can mix it with sparkling water or sparkling wine for a wonderfully refreshing beverage. You just need a couple TBSP to flavor your beverage so a little goes a long way.

Ingredients:
1/2 c water
1/4 c honey
2 mint sprigs
One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 c seedless watermelon cubes
2 c hulled strawberries
Ice and chilled sparkling water, for serving

In a small pot, heat water and honey until it just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add mint and ginger.

In a Vitamix or other lesser blender 😜, add fruit, strain water honey mixture and pour into blender, pop in 1 -3 slices of ginger. Purée till smooth. 

Chill. Add a couple TBSP to sparkling beverage of choice and enjoy.

Strawberry Ice Cream

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Thank you F&W for an amazing ice cream recipe!! You can swap out strawberries for what ever your heart desires! We were blow away by the rich and creaminess of this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs frozen strawberries
7 oz sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, pulse until finely chopped, then process until smooth. Scrape jot a metal pan, cover and freeze. Let stand at room temp for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 3 1/2 c

Arugula and Feta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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After several weeks of being self-indulgent, it’s time to get back on track. Nothing like a salad with tasty dressing to get me there. This is from Eating Well. If the dressing is too thick, add a little bit of water to thin it, or oil of you are not watching what you eat, a tsp at a time.

Ingredients:
2 c strawberries, hulled, divided
1 spring onion or scallion, trimmed
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 TBSP champagne vinegar
2 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP fresh tarragon
1/2 tsp whole-grain mustard
salt and pepper
10 c arugula (about 5 ounces)
3/4 c crumbled feta cheese

Puree 4 strawberries and onion (or scallion) in a small food processor or blender until chopped. Add garlic, vinegar, oil, tarragon, mustard, salt and pepper; pulse until well combined.

Toss arugula and feta in a large bowl. Slice the remaining strawberries and add to the bowl. Toss the salad with the dressing.

Serves 4.

Strawberry Margarita

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I was never a fan of blended drinks until I got a Vitamix and a fridge with an ice maker – now it’s margarita mayhem at my house come the weekend! It’s super hot today so needed something extra refreshing – these hit the spot!

Ingredients
1 1/2 lb frozen strawberries
8 oz tequila
4 oz lime juice
2 oz grand marnier
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
3 c ice

Place all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice, pushing it to the bottom of the pitcher, and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

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This is my favorite salad! Ok it is probably the strawberry balsamic that I love! I switch up the nuts, lettuce, with what I have on hand.

Ingredients:
3 – 5 c lettuce, Arugala, etc
4 TBSP toasted nuts
1 c fresh strawberries
2 TBSP strawberry balsamic
4 oz goat cheese crumbled
2 tsp olive oil

Toss greens with olive oil and balsamic. Toss in the rest of the ingredients.

Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side.