What We're Cooking This Season: Strawberries!

What We're Cooking This Season: Strawberries!

Fresh strawberries are a harbinger of summer. These heart-shaped fruits are abundantly available and at their peak freshness now. You can find them in farmers' markets, grocery stores, or even pick-your-own farms, making it easy to incorporate them into your summer meals and snacks.

Strawberries have a high water content, which makes them incredibly refreshing and hydrating during the hot summer months. They can help quench your thirst and keep you cool on a sweltering day.

Despite their small size, strawberries are packed with essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for boosting the immune system and promoting skin health. They also contain fiber, folate, potassium, and antioxidants that contribute to overall well-being.

They make a perfect guilt-free treat during summer, whether eaten on their own, added to fruit salads, or used in various recipes like smoothies, ice creams, or desserts.

Strawberries are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide array of culinary creations. You can enjoy them in salads, jams, pies, tarts, sauces, or even grilled for a caramelized twist. They add a burst of vibrant color and taste to any dish, but we'd like to share a few of our favorites.

Strawberry Balsamic Mozzarella Crostinis
Looking for a refreshing summer appetizer or light dessert? On these crostinis, strawberries pair perfectly with our Basil Olive Oil and a reduction of our Traditional 18-Year Balsamic. Our Strawberry Pepper Balsamic Jam gives them a little spicy kick.

Strawberry Basil Salsa
A sweet strawberry salsa? ¡Sí, señor! Strawberries add summer sweetness to the spiciness of jalapeño, making a perfect, fun appetizer. Strawberry Balsamic gives fresh strawberries some depth and Basil Olive Oil brings the freshness.

Strawberry Balsamic Sangria
A cold sangria is the perfect drink for warm summer nights. The rich, complex flavors of summer strawberries, wine, and liquor make for a delicious warm weather indulgence. Again, Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar adds bold flavor, balanced with the unexpected sweetness of Black Rooster Maple Syrup.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and indulge in the delightful sweetness of strawberries this summer season!