What Dinner Goes with Strawberries?

Roasted ham with strawberries on the side.

A daily dose of strawberries can boost brain, digestive, and heart health. That’s because strawberries are packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for our well-being. But, when it comes to enjoying strawberries, pairing them up with cakes and smoothies, as you will soon find out, aren’t the only options. For those serious strawberry lovers out there, here we are going to take a look at some of the best dinner recipes that you can cook with strawberries.

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • Pasta
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic reduction

Instructions:

Cook the pasta according to package directions in a large pot of liberally salted boiling water. To stop the pasta from cooking, drain it and immediately rinse it with cold water.

Combine the spaghetti, strawberries, mozzarella, and basil in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over half of the spaghetti in a serving dish. Then top with the remaining half of the spaghetti and a sprinkle of balsamic glaze. If desired, top with more basil. You may also toss the spaghetti with a tablespoon of olive oil if it appears to be dry.

To create a homemade balsamic glaze, combine 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower to medium-low heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has been reduced by half. Give it a whirl. If it needs to be sweetened, add a few tablespoons of sugar or honey.

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Strawberry Basil Chicken

  • Balsamic vinegar for chicken
  • Strawberries garlic cloves
  • Basil leaves, sea salt
  • Make a balsamic and garlic marinade for the chicken.
  • Cook for 4 up to minutes per side in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Prepare the basil and strawberries by chopping them up.
  • After the chicken has finished cooking, garnish with basil, strawberries, and more balsamic if desired.

Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
  • 1 avocado,
  • diced 12 cup cherry tomatoes,
  • split 1 jalapeño,
  • diced 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Lemon juice, 2 tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. pepper and salt
  • Olive oil
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 15 minutes before cooking, remove the salmon and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Coat a baking dish with oil after lining it with foil. Season the salmon with 12 tsp. salt, pepper, and garlic and place it skin-side down in the baking dish.
  • 12-16 minutes in the oven, or until the fish is faintly transparent in the center. The interior temperature of the fish should be 145° F.
  • Prepare the strawberry salsa while the salmon is cooking by cutting and preparing the ingredients. In a mixing dish, combine all of the ingredients and whisk gently to combine.
  • Serve with salad and rice/pasta to accompany your salmon.

Strawberry-Balsamic Flank Steak

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 25 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat

Instructions:

  • In a small dish, combine all ingredients and leave aside for 2 hours at room temperature to macerate.
  • Flank Steak with Brown Sugar Rub
  • In a small dish, combine all of the ingredients for the Brown Sugar Rub. Whisk everything together until it’s completely smooth. This will serve 1 to 1.25 pounds of beef. For bigger slices or to keep some on hand at all times, feel free to double, treble, or even more. If not used straight away, store in an airtight container.
  • Trim the steak to preference before cooking it. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound until desired thickness is achieved. Take the cut and rub it all over it with your try rub, making sure the meat is completely coated. Now, grill until the meat is done to your liking. Remove the meat from the grill, and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes after covering with a foil. Cut into four pieces. Serve with balsamic strawberries and gorgonzola crumbles on top.

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