Five Ways to use your Strawberries
It’s strawberry season, and I couldn’t be more excited. Strawberries have such fabulous flavor, but they are also so versatile. They can make a beautiful salad, enhance a dressing, become a fabulous dessert, and so much more. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them.
Burrata Strawberries with Balsamic
The combination of burrata and Strawberries is truly divine. It’s so simple, but it’s a beautiful choice for summer. Find some lovely burrata, pair it with strawberries, and drizzle balsamic on top. Just be sure that you have a high quality balsamic, because that is truly the difference here. Here is my personal favorite.
Strawberry Cobb Salad
I love a cobb salad. It is one of my go-tos because it is rather easy to put together, but it’s a crowd favorite for a family dinner or dinner party. Here, I changed it up by adding strawberries, balsamic, and goat cheese. Plus, I added some strawberries to the dressing to create a lovely Creamy Strawberry Chive Dressing.Print
This Strawberry Cobb salad is great for an easy summer lunch or dinner that everyone will love!
For the dressing:
1 large egg
¾ cup light olive oil
4 fresh strawberries, sliced
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Sizzling Everyday Roasted Chicken Breast:
2 bone-in and skin-on chicken breasts
1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Salad:
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 – 7 ounces slab bacon, sliced lengthwise then cut horizontally in ¼ inch pieces (or cook Oven Bacon and crumble it)
4 ounces baby romaine lettuce
Kosher salt, for seasoning
1 to 2 avocados, cut into chunks
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
2 Persian or English cucumbers, sliced
High-quality balsamic to drizzle, optional
Make the dressing:
In a wide mouth mason jar, using a hand mixer to blend, place the egg and slowly add the light olive oil until it emulsifies and thickens. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate to allow the dressing to thicken while you make the salad.
Make the chicken:
Preheat oven to 375F.
Rub every crevice generously with olive oil, then sprinkle with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper.
Bake for about 35 minutes, then brush the top of the chicken with the juices. Return to oven for 5 minutes to brown the top.
Remove from oven. If it isn’t brown enough at this point, baste again, turn up the oven temp, and bake for another 10 minutes.
Once it has cooled, cut into chunks for serving.
Make the salad:
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 quarts of water to a gentle boil. Carefully add the eggs to the water and cook for 7 ½ minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent the water from boiling too rapidly—and cracking the eggs.
Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. When the eggs are done, immediately remove them with a slotted spoon and gently put them in the ice water. Let them rest for 1 minute.
Remove them from the ice water bath to a cutting board. They will continue to cook, so work quickly. Gently crack the shells and immediately peel the eggs and cut each in half. Set aside.
In a large pan, over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. If using slab bacon add the bacon bits and stirring constantly cook until crispy about 3 – 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and place them in a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Set aside.
In a large serving platter, place the greens. Season the greens with salt. Arrange the chicken, strawberries, cucumber, avocado, goat cheese, and bacon bits over the bed of greens. Top with our marinated red onions and serve with the lovely strawberry chive dressing. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if using.
Or in a large bowl, chop the lettuce and season with some salt. Add the chicken, strawberries, cucumber, avocado, goat cheese and bacon bits. Top off with our marinated red onions and the strawberry chive dressing and toss to combine. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if using.
Keywords: cobb salad, strawberry salad
Is there really anything better than berries and cream? It’s one of life’s simple joys in my opinion. Layer whipped cream (homemade is always best) and sliced strawberries in a glass for a delicious treat. The more layers the better so that you can get the perfect balance of berries and cream in each bite.
Summer presents us with a bounty of lovely ingredients, and there’s nothing better than fresh fruit for breakfast! I have a Summer Breakfast recipe here that you are going to love. You can use skyr or yogurt, and use whatever you have on hand to make it totally fabulous.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
My very favorite way to celebrate strawberry season is Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. It is sublime. You may need more or less sugar depending on the sweetness of your rhubarb, but it’s a dish you should certainly consider making.
There are so many fabulous ways to make the most of Strawberry season. Comment below with your favorites!