Strawberry season is here and we have some sweet and healthy summer recipe ideas to tantalize your tastebuds all day long!
Some creative summer strawberry recipe and menu ideas to start your day, serve on the patio, or cook on the grill!
Smoothie, Strawberries, Pancakes, and Smiles
For a special summer breakfast that will create smiles all around the table, try whipping up a strawberry smoothie to go along with his morning coffee. And there is nothing better than light, fluffy pancakes topped with local Niagara maple syrup and a side of fresh strawberries from Seaway Farms. For added decadence, add fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa or icing sugar. Here is a recipe for pancakes to try.
Pair craft beer and strawberries
For those adults who like to enjoy a chilled beer after a long hot afternoon of gardening, golf, cycling, or outdoor activities, add a few fresh local strawberries with a well-paired beverage while you sit back on the patio to cool down. The general rule in pairing fruit and beer is that you want to have either complimentary or contrasting flavour.
Strawberry recipe for the grill
Add strawberries to the warm grill after cooking a barbeque dinner. When the berries are heated through, add them to the sweet jam reduction and pour it over vanilla ice-cream for a mouth-watering dessert. Full recipe
Strawberries, greens, and avocado go great together! Simple, sweet and healthy!
Serve your guests strawberries in a salad for a healthy and savoury sensation for lunch or dinner. Add fresh strawberries, avocado, red onion, and gorgonzola/blue cheese to a bed of spinach/mixed greens, and then toss with a poppyseed dressing for a tasty side salad. Add a grilled chicken or steak to this recipe, and you have a full meal. Dad will love it so much he won’t even care that it is healthy! Check out this recipe