Thursday, May 31, 2012

Strawberry-Lemon Basil Dressing

As we’ve been telling y’all for the past few weeks, this year’s F&P strawberry crop has been outstanding, abundant, and SO VERY delicious. We’ve been enjoying strawberries in morning smoothies, fruit salads and in Grenville’s first strawberry pie.

Before leaving for our PA road trip last week, we picked and ate as many berries as possibleIMG_4938. Checking the patch this week there were still some usable ones, but only a scant cupful. Still, there’s lots of flowers, so more fruit soon – we hope! That said and using the most recent pickings, here’s a new way to enjoy strawberries – on salad. The photo shows the ingredients.

Note: there was no “pure maple syrup”  or fresh lemons in the F&P. Instead, bottled syrup and bottled fresh lemon juice were substitutes and worked well.

Strawberry-Lemon Basil Dressing

  • 1 C fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 C packed fresh basil
  • 3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Put strawberries, basil, lemon juice, oil in a food processor OR (my choice) use an immersion blender. Process until smooth.
  2. Add salt, pepper, syrup to taste.
  3. Assemble a salad and pour dressing on top.

Leftover dressing will keep a few days refrigerated in a sealed container. Tonight’s salad included chicken strips, Chinese noodles, and water chestnuts.


This recipe is adapted from a vegan recipe blog, Oh She Glows. Check out this site for lots of great recipes from Angela Liddon.


Ludwig Keck said...


grammie g said...

Hi B...Interesting recipe...the one thing that surprised me was the maple syrup!!
The salad look and sounds yummy!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Indeed, Ludwig. Our feelings exactly!
Grace, can you send some maple syrup?

Country Gal said...

We live in Ontario Canada and here it is famous for their Maple Syrup as well . All looks and sounds so YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing . Have a great day !

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, odd as this dressing recipe seemed at first, it really worked so well...and with that Canadian maple syrup it would be wonderful vs. the bottled store-bought version I used tonight.

Out on the prairie said...

I use the berries when i don't want to eat not so good tomatoes. This dressing sounds real good.

NCmountainwoman said...

Can't wait to try it. It looks yummy and I love all the ingredients.

Sandra said...

the dish is beautiful to look at and i bet it taste as good as it looks.

Ginnie said...

Thanks for the recipe. I will try it tomorrow. I love all the ingredients.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Steve, never tried berries and tomatoes, but have heard of tomatoes and watermelon together.

NCmountainwoman, enjoy!

Sandra, very colorful and tastes good too!

Ginnie, enjoy and let us know how you served it.

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