Monday, May 23, 2011

Strawberry Pickin'


It's officially strawberry season!  When I was a little girl I used to go picking with my grandparents. Then we'd take our massive haul home and my grandmother would can preserves and my grandfather would crank out some homemade strawberry ice cream. I've continued this tradition with my daughter but our haul is piddly compared to what my grandparents would get. I haven't done any canning yet this year but I did try out some new recipes. I'm totally addicted to the strawberry salsa now!

Strawberry Salsa 

2 Cups Strawberries roughly chopped
1 Spring Onion (scallion) Chopped
Handful of Basil* (5-6 Leaves) Chopped
2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt to taste
Mix up and serve with lime tortilla chips

*Cilantro is what is traditionally used
You can also ad jalapeno or red pepper to add some spiciness 

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing* 

1/2 Pint Fresh Strawberries
1 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Dried Tarragon
1/4 Tsp. Honey

Put all your ingredient in a blender and blend until smooth

* Taken from

1 comment:

  1. Mmm! Strawberry season is my favorite time of year! I love strawberries. The balsamic dressing sounds pretty good!