28 May 2009

Strawberry Dips


I spent the better part of 2 hours slicing 8 gallons of strawberries yesterday for 300 strawberry/pecan/Gorgonzola salads. I'd do it again today just because I really like strawberries. These were brilliant red ripe buckets full from a farm down in South Carolina. Strawberries are a super healthy snack and a really easy party treat or appetizer. Chocolate and cream cheese dips are the most likely pairings for a platter of strawberries. Consider these other dips to jazz up your strawberries this summer:
1. dip in sour cream and then brown sugar (gives a caramel flavor)
2. dip in honey and then chopped almonds (chopped fine)
3. dip in orange, lime, or lemon curd and then into finely chopped pistachios (find these curds in your jam and jelly aisle at the grocery store)
4. dip in some greek yogurt (flavored if you like) and then roll in some granola (not the really chunky kind)

Enjoy!
Melanie

2 comments:

Linda Crispell said...

Thanks for the lovely recipes!
Linda

Lisa said...

I keep meaning to hit one of our local farms for pick-your-own as I'm loaded for bear with Greek yogurt. One of my favorite ways to eat them is splashed with balsamic vinegar. A great summer breakfast. Or lunch. Snack. You get the picture. :)