Strawberries are popping up at our farmer's markets and we couldn't be more excited. They're plump, juicy, and sweet. And though they don't require any dressing up (seriously, just eat them by the pint), sometimes our eyes our bigger than our stomachs and we end up with a few extra pounds. Luckily, you can use strawberries in drinks, desserts, sides, salads, and more. Here's how we're enjoying summer strawberries.
Infusing tortillas with flavor is easy, fun, and a great way to spice up familiar recipes. By simply replacing the water with a flavored liquid you can add a whole new flavor dimension to your meals. Fill these strawberry tortillas with fresh fruit and Nutella for a fun dessert.
If you returned from the "pick your own" farm with literally bushels more than you'll ever be able to eat, make strawberry jam! Though canning and water bath processing are terrific skills, they are completely unnecessary if you want to throw together just a few jars of your favorite fruit jam. In this recipe, the jam is simply cooled and stored and quickly eaten. Use it as a cake filling, ice cream topper, mix-in for yogurt, milkshake or smoothie flavoring, pancake or crepe filling, or topping for cheesecake.
More often, we are beginning to notice the distinctive aroma of guavas wafting from our produce aisle. Long been considered the identifying aroma of a tropical outdoor market, we are only too happy to welcome them to our modern U.S. supermarkets. Guavas are easy to prepare, and impart a delectable flavor to desserts and sweets. Making guava syrup couldn’t be simpler, and adding crushed fresh strawberries give you a naturally flavored syrup that will make your taste buds swoon.
Perfect for breakfast, a midday snack or dessert, Coconut Strawberry Chia Pudding is sweet, decadent and guilt free thanks to protein and fiber rich chia seeds. And since there's no heat involved, this is a kid-friendly recipe, they can take the lead from start to finish.