You have loads of luscious freshly picked strawberries. I’m sure you know exactly what you’re going to do with the ones you haven’t already eaten. Just in case you don’t, I found a few new to me recipes that I’ll share with you.
From Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten
1 cup chopped strawberries (5 strawberries)
1 cup chopped seeded watermelon
1 cup chopped fresh peach
1 cup (½ pint) raspberry sorbet
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Watermelon spears, for garnish
Place the strawberries, watermelon, peach, sorbet, and orange juice in a blender and purée until smooth and creamy. Add more orange juice if you’d like it a little less thick. Serve immediately in glasses with watermelon spears.
STRAWBERRY SHIITAKE SALAD
From A Life in Balance by Meg Wolff
1 head romaine, torn into bite-size pieces
A few handfuls of baby spinach
1 pint fresh organic strawberries, sliced thinly
10 shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
Olive or sunflower oil
Golden balsamic vinegar
Pinch of sea salt or dash of soy sauce
Simply combine torn romaine, baby spinach, fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms and organic strawberries. For an easy dressing, blend together a little extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add a pinch of salt or a dash of soy sauce, if desired.
GREEN SALAD WITH STRAWBERRIES & GOAT CHEESE
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or brown sugar
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 cups baby spinach
3 cups watercress, tough stems removed
2 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 12 ounces)
1/3 cup fresh chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans (see Tip)
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Whisk maple syrup (or brown sugar), vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach, watercress, strawberries, and chives; toss to coat. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with pecans and goat cheese.
Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE
If you’re looking for a sweet dessert, check out this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Nona Mac’s Southern Pastry, Vegan Style.
Want to know where you can pick strawberries in Maine? Click here.