10 Surprising Things to Do with Strawberries
Your next carton of strawberries is going to be your best yet. These recipes go way beyond chocolate-dipped (although there's nothing wrong with that).
#1: Mix with Quinoa
Two superfoods become one! You've-heard-it-in-the-news quinoa and you-already-know-they're-great strawberries meet cute in this 175-calorie snack.
#2: Melt into Soup
Sound smart by serving strawberries in Atole de Fresa (atole is a thick beverage that might as well be a creamy milk shake). It's simpler than it sounds and even more delicious than you're imagining.
#3: Serve Beside Chicken
If you don't like your foods to touch, look away now. Melted, vinegar-soaked strawberries are a delightful part of a chicken dinner -- all squished together on one plate.
#4: Sandwiched in S'Mores
We added more to your s'more. Thinly sliced strawberries and banana enjoy the company of chocolate and melted marshmallows in our great take.
#5: Chopped in Salsa
No tomatoes here -- the bright red star of these sweet-hot salsas is the not-so-humble strawberry. Match her with jalapeno for a kickin' dip.
#6: Sweeten BBQ Sauce
Just imagine: Strawberries, vinegar, garlic, rosemary, and hot pepper sauce spooned over shredded slow-cooked pork, all stuffed inside a fresh bun. Now wipe that messy drool off your chin.
#7: Decorate a Cake
You could make a plain-Jane strawberry cake ... or you could let strawberries shine in all their ruby-red glory on the outside of your frosted masterpiece. Not a tough call.
#8: Pile on Fish
Grilled fish is the base, chopped strawberries are the finish. This is a gorgeous take on Tuesday night dinner.
#9: Top Bruschetta
Simplicity is on display in a nature-does-it-best bruschetta. Baguette, oil, goat cheese, strawberries, and arugula do their thang in each bite.
#10: Pair with Herbs in a Dip
Four ingredients. A day of dipping. You're welcome.
Bonus Recipe: Grill Them!
Burgers don't have a monopoly on grill marks. Lightly sugared strawberries need about 6 minutes to join the barbecue ranks. We're hooked.