Sunday, June 13, 2010


 If you like strawberries, they probably taste good to you at any time of year. But if you love strawberries, then you know that nothing compares to a strawberry fresh off the vine. Low in calories and bursting with Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folate, indulge while they are in season.

Select....   Buy organic whenever possible to avoid high pesticide residues. The redder the better, they don't ripen after picking.

Store....   To keep fresh, spread in a single layer on a shallow plate, cover with a paper towel and plastic wrap, and refrigerate for two to four days. Wash just before using.

Serve....   For breakfast, combine chopped strawberries, blackberries, walnuts and cooked oatmeal.

To make a summery salad dressing, blend strawberries with hazelnut oil and balsamic vinegar, toss with garden-fresh greens and goat cheese, garnish with more berries.

For a light dessert mousse, puree fresh or frozen strawberries, with silken tofu and sweetener.

To get more decadent, serve sliced strawberries atop polenta cake with a dollop of vanilla yogurt, drizzled with honey or chocolate.

I found this recipe on My, It was outstanding.
Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
Serve this sweet and savory salsa with roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a snack with baked tortilla chips.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)


  • 1  cup  finely chopped strawberries
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped peeled avocado
  • 2  tablespoons  finely chopped red onion
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  teaspoon  grated lime rind
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 2  teaspoons  finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  sugar


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 34
Fat:1.6g (sat 0.2g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.3g)
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 0.3mg
Sodium: 2mg
Calcium: 11mg




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