One of our favorite reasons it’s finally April? There are so many seasonal fruits and veg that we can’t get enough of! Today’s fruit is STRAWBERRIES! Strawberries are the most popular berry in the world and are a great source of Vitamin C. Add some to your oatmeal in the morning, salad for lunch, or dip in non-fat whipped cream for dessert or try what we just did…
We love adding strawberries to our salad and came across this delicious Fresh Strawberry Dressing on Eatingwell.com and couldn’t resist! This recipe was perfect for the chicken on the salad, but as a regular dressing, we actually added a little water to thin it out. Either way it has a great creamy consistency and you get the the nutritional benefits—fiber, vitamin C, heart-healthy phytonutrients—of eating the whole berries.
Fresh Strawberry Dressing
- 1 cup strawberries, (6 large berries), rinsed, hulled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons almond oil, (see Note) or canola oil
- Place strawberries, vinegar, pepper, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor; process until pureed, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides. Add oil and process until smooth.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Note: Almond oil is an unrefined oil pressed from almonds. You can find it in many supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Store it in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Per tablespoon: 26 calories; 2 g fat ( 0 g sat , 2 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 49 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium.
What do you do with strawberries?