Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Strawberries reach their peak flavor and freshness every spring and we couldn't be more excited. We love those red, juicy fruits as much as any other. While we happily eat them plain, there are plenty of great ways to incorporate strawberries into your next meal.
Naturally, strawberries are great for dessert. You can have them simply dressed with a bit of cream or bake them into all kinds of confections from pies to cupcakes. It's also a lot of fun to make your own strawberry jam or jelly.
Strawberries also work well in salads and main dishes. Here are our 4 favorite strawberry dishes for springtime:
Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (Epicurious)
This tasty salad has fresh strawberries and a strawberry vinaigrette.
Ingredients: Strawberry Vinegar, Olive Oil, Baby Spinach, Strawberries, Toasted Pecans
Strawberry-Turkey-Brie Panini (MyRecipes)
This sandwich uses strawberries to elevate the classic panini.
Ingredients: Brie, Butter, Red Pepper Jelly, Basil, Italian Bread, Smoked Turkey, Strawberries
Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwich (MyRecipes)
A Banana Split Sandwich? Yes, Please!
Ingredients: Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Pineapple Jam, Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chips, White Bread, Honey
Berry Tart (Simply Recipes)
This tart is a great way to highlight fresh berries.
Ingredients: Flour, Ground Almonds, Sugar, Salt, Butter, Almond Extract, Mascarpone, Cream, Fresh Berries
Those are the recipes, now all you need are the strawberries!
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Posted by FoodPair at 9:39 AM