Strawberry Shrimp Ceviche

Strawberry Shrimp Ceviche

This Strawberry Shrimp Ceviche is a great take on classic ceviche

This cool and elegant appetizer perfectly blends freshness with sweet, savory flavors and a dash of spice.

 

Recipe:

Strawberry Shrimp Ceviche
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Ingredients
  • ¾ pound cooked peeled shrimp
  • 1½ cups peeled seeded diced cucumber
  • ¾ cup diced red onion
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped, seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1½ cups (about ¼ pound) quartered, stemmed California strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Ceviche Dressing
  • ¼ cup chopped, stemmed California strawberries
  • ¼ cup chopped plum tomato
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped, seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. To make Ceviche dressing: in blender or food processor, purée all ingredients until smooth.
  2. In large bowl, toss shrimp, cucumber, onion and peppers with Ceviche dressing.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes but no more than 4 hours.
  4. Just before serving, add strawberries and cilantro; mix gently but thoroughly.
  5. Makes 6 appetizer servings.
Notes
Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 0.25, Vegetable 0.5, Very Lean Meat 2, Fat 1

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Strawberry Salad with Grilled Romaine and Cotija Cheese

When it comes to strawberry salads, we always want more! Have you tried your salads with grilled romaine? Charring the romaine leaves enhances the flavor, making this salad from Gerry Speirs at Foodness Gracious a stand out.

Strawberries are so versatile, making it easy to incorporate 8 strawberries into your daily meal plans. With just one serving of 8 strawberries packing a nutritional punch, who wouldn’t want to eat strawberries every day?

Strawberry Salad with Grilled Romaine and Cotija Cheese
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices salami sliced to bacon thickness
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup ripe California Strawberries
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
  • ½ tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the sour cream, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper to make the dressing and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the salami and sauté in a pan until crispy. Transfer to some paper towel to drain.
  3. Preheat your grill to high and remove the outer leaves of the lettuce.
  4. Slice the romaine in half-length ways, drizzle with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Lay each half onto the hot grill cut side down and girl for about 2-3 minutes or until the romaine starts to get a good char color on it.
  6. Transfer the lettuce to a large platter.
  7. Slice the strawberries into quarters and place on top of the romaine wedges.
  8. Cut the avocado into small dice and add to the romaine followed by the salami chunks, oregano, cilantro and cheese.
  9. Lightly drizzle some of the dressing over the romaine and serve at once.


Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad

We’re loving this Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad from registered dietitian Kaleigh McMordie! It uses strawberries in a lunch or side dish that’s so satisfying.

Not only are strawberries delicious, there are so many health benefits that strawberries offer. One serving of eight strawberries provides 140 percent of the total recommended daily value of vitamin C. Paired with whole grains, herbs and avocado, this strawberry salad will be your new favorite way to get in eight strawberries a day.

Try it with grilled chicken or steak for a heartier meal. Enjoy!

Strawberry Avocado Farro Salad
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked farro
  • 2½ cups water or vegetable stock
  • ½ lb California strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon blush wine vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water or stock to a boil. Add farro and simmer; cover 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain any remaining liquid. Let farro cool completely.
  2. Add cooled farro to a large bowl with sliced California strawberries, diced avocado, basil leaves and crumbled goat cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (vinegar through pepper). Pour over farro salad. Gently toss to coat. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini

Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini

 

If summer could spill onto a plate, it might just look like this strawberry, summer corn and zucchini dish created by Ellise from Cowgirl Chef.

There’s no reason to only put strawberries on the dessert tray. Sweet with a bit of acidity, California strawberries can easily star in savory dishes, too, like this one, a light summery salad made with two of the season’s other big players, corn and zucchini.

Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 10 to 12 California strawberries
  • 2 ears fresh corn
  • Champagne vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • a few mint leaves, finely chopped
  • sea salt and pepper
  • Champagne vinaigrette
  • Makes about ¾ cup
  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. With a handheld julienne slicer or spiralizer, make long skinny noodles out of your zucchini. Put in a medium serving bowl.
  2. Hull the strawberries, then dice them. I like to chop mine into smallish bits, about ¼-inch. Add to the bowl with the zucchini noodles.
  3. Slice the kernels off of the corn cobs, and sprinkle on top of the zucchini and diced strawberries. Drizzle the Champagne vinaigrette on top, crumble the goat cheese and add this to the salad, too, along with the mint. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
  4. Champagne Vinaigrette
  5. Put the first 4 ingredients in an old jam jar and give it a shake to blend. Add the oil and shake again. Taste for seasonings. Will keep in the fridge for about a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

Summer is coming and my internal food alarm seems to be ringing off the hook for summer food and flavors. At the top of my list are juicy California strawberries and steak. Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to enjoy them together in a recipe? Good news: I’ve created a salad recipe that brings them together in new way, a Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad.

I love pairing bold-flavored foods, like steak, with fresh and light ingredients like strawberries to create surprising combinations. Plus, layering a lean steak on top of a mound of nutrient rich ingredients is a balanced way to enjoy it any day of year.

Instead of using fresh strawberries in this steak, I enhanced the strawberries by slow roasting them. This turns them into a naturally-sweet chutney/dressing on top of this flavor-explosion of a salad. If you’ve never roasted strawberries before then today is the day and this recipe is the place to start.

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

While the prep time looks lengthy in the recipe below, it’s mostly hands-off cook time. You can even prep many of the cooked ingredients ahead of time and reheat right before serving. Truly, this salad is easy to put together but is a show-stopper for looks and flavor. I hope you will give it a try at your first summer gathering or at your dinner table this week.

To summer!
Jenna

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad

 

Roasted Balsamic Strawberry & Peppered Steak Salad
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Serves: Serves 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh California strawberries, washed, dried, hulled, and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lb top sirloin fillets
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 1” pieces
  • 6 cups spring mix greens
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa (from about ¾ cup dry quinoa)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a 2 quart baking dish (or 8x8 square pan), toss strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Bake strawberries for 50 minutes, checking every 15 minutes and gently tossing in the juices.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa if needed.
  4. Then, heat a heavy skillet (cast iron if you have it) over medium high heat. Season fillets with pepper and salt. When skillet is hot, add vegetable oil, then cook fillets to medium doneness, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside on a cutting board to rest. After about 5 minutes (more time is OK), thinly slice steak against the grain.
  5. Reduce the skillet heat to medium and add green beans. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook till evaporated or green beans are crisp tender, about 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. When strawberries are done baking, assemble salad. Layer a large platter with the spring mix greens, then spoon cooked quinoa on top. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon. Layer green beans on top of quinoa. Place steak slices on top of salad then spoon cooked strawberries and juice on top. Lastly, arrange sesame seeds, mozzarella pearls, and basil all around salad to your preference. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of fresh, ground black pepper on top.

Jenna Braddock, MSH, RDN, CSSD of MakeHealthyEasy.com.


Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe with a California Strawberries twist!

 

These spring rolls with strawberries are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety and are a wonderfully healthy appetizer.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (about 2 ounces) sliced stemmed California strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vietnamese fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
Spring Rolls
  • ¾ pound cooked shelled shrimp
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 8 spring roll wrappers
  • 16 mint leaves
  • 16 cilantro sprigs
  • ¾ cup (about 3 ounces) quartered stemmed California strawberries
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded cucumber cut into 2 x ¼ x ⅛-inch strips
Instructions
  1. To make Strawberry Dipping Sauce, in blender or food processor, purée strawberries, vinegar, oil, sugar, and fish sauce until smooth. Add chili flakes; blend until chili flakes are mixed in but still visible. To make Spring Rolls, in bowl, toss shrimp with vinegar; set aside.
  2. Dip 1 wrapper into very hot water for a few seconds until soft and flexible; blot on towel to remove excess water. Place 2 mint leaves, 2 cilantro sprigs, 3 pieces strawberry, 3 shrimp and 3 cucumber strips in a line down the center of wrapper. Fold bottom over filling, fold in sides and roll up into tight cylinder. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 8 rolls.
  3. Serve each roll with 1 tablespoon strawberry Dipping Sauce. Makes 8 spring rolls.
Notes
Rolls may be made up to 8 hours ahead. Place in single layer on plastic wrap-lined pan, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until needed.

Diabetes Exchanges: Starch 0.5, Fruit 0.25, Very Lean Meat 1.5, Fat 0.5

 

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Citrus Halibut Recipe With Summer Strawberry Relish

A Citrus Halibut Recipe with a California Strawberries twist!

Citrus Halibut Recipe

This grilled halibut dish, created by Chef Brian Malarkey, is simple to prepare – but is definitely one of the tastiest, freshest dishes ever. The buttery flakey fish, combined with the vibrant, slightly sweet strawberry salsa makes this a stand-out dish you and your guests are sure to love.

Citrus Halibut & Summer Strawberry Relish
 
Ingredients
  • 4 halibut fillets–about 6 to 8 ounces each
  • Non-stick spray
  • Strawberry Relish (see recipe below)
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish
Marinade
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian parsley – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chives – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Strawberry Relish
  • 1 cup California strawberries – diced
  • ½ medium shallot – finely diced
  • ⅓ cup smoked almonds – roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian parsley– chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chives – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Marinade:
  1. Combine olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest and salt and pepper.
  2. Place fish in a glass pan and pour marinade over the top. Cover and place in refrigerator for an hour.
Strawberry Relish:
  1. In a bowl combine strawberries, shallot, almonds, olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees F for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Spray or rub the grill with non-stick spray and grill the halibut until cooked, approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Or place in an oven safe pan and cook in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  4. Plate cooked fish and then add a generous, “loving” spoonful of Strawberry Relish on top of each fillet. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.
Notes
As an alternative, halibut can be substituted with swordfish, mahi mahi, sea bass, cod, scallops or snapper.
Diabetes Exchanges: Fruit 0.25, Very Lean Meat 8, Fat 7.5

 

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Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe

A delicious Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe!

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos & Strawberry Salsa Recipe

Mango, pineapple, lime and other fresh ingredients are combined to take fish tacos to a whole new level!

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Strawberry Salsa
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Salsa:
  • 1 cup diced fresh California strawberries
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ¼ cup diced papaya
  • ¼ cups diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
Avocado Sour Cream:
  • ¼ cup diced avocado
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Chipotle Sour Cream:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ chipotle in adobo
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Granulated garlic
  • 1 pound mahi-mahi, cut into 2-ounce pieces
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Ground cumin, ground coriander and ancho chile powder
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, heated
  • 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
Instructions
  1. To make Strawberry Salsa, gently mix together all ingredients; season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  2. To make Avocado Sour Cream, blend all ingredients in food processor or with stick blender.
  3. To make Chipotle Sour Cream, blend sour cream and chipotle in food processor or with stick blender; season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  4. Season mahi-mahi with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and ancho chile powder.
  5. On gas or charcoal grill, cook fish until it offers no resistance to the point of a small, sharp knife. Place 1 corn tortilla on top of each flour tortilla.
  6. Top each corn tortilla with ¼ cup cabbage, 1 piece mahi-mahi and ¼ cup Strawberry Salsa. Serve Avocado Sour Cream and Chipotle Sour Cream on the side.

 

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Pork Kebabs & Strawberry Quinoa Salad Recipe

A delicious Pork Kebabs & Strawberry Quinoa Salad Recipe!

Make a delicious meal by serving these Thai Pork Kebabs served over California Strawberry Quinoa Salad.

Thai Pork Kebabs with California Strawberry Quinoa Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hulled and quartered California strawberries
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into ¼-inch x 4-inch strips
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped, optional
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 16 bamboo skewers
  • 1 recipe California Strawberry Quinoa Salad
California Strawberry Quinoa Salad
Dressing
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ⅓ cup hulled and quartered California strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salad
  • 1 cup dry quinoa, cooked according to package directions and cooled
  • ¼ cup minced sweet yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely shredded Napa cabbage
  • ½ cup finely diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced California strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries, orange juice, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne pepper in the work bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Pour into a medium mixing bowl. Add pork strips, stirring to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Immerse skewers in water for 20-30 minutes (this will keep skewers from burning).
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
  4. Thread pork onto skewers and grill for 3 minutes. Turn and grill for an additional 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Prepare California Strawberry Quinoa Salad.
  6. Serve kebabs over California Strawberry Quinoa Salad.
  7. Garnish with peanuts and serve with a lime wedge for squeezing.
California Strawberry Quinoa Salad
  1. To make the dressing, place all dressing ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Place quinoa in a large bowl. Add onion, cabbage, cucumber, strawberries and dressing, tossing gently to combine.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

 

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PB & Strawberry Sushi

Begin this school year with a fresh new lunch idea from CA Strawberry Ambassador, Dietitian and Lunchbox-Packing Mom, Holley Grainger: PB & Strawberry Sushi!
All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients! Your kids will love this fun and tasty lunch!

*Plus, check out our #StrawberrySummer Crate & Barrel giveaway below*

Just use PB & fresh strawberries, or an alternative to nut butters!

It’s hard to believe we are already heading back to school!  A new year calls for new backpacks, pencils, binders, and of course lunches. Whether you have been off of lunch duty for the summer, or you have been packing lunch for your kids’ summer camp, it’s always nice to have new lunch ideas. Sure a turkey and cheese sandwich is easy to make, but so are these PB & Strawberry Sushi Rolls. Ready in less than 5 minutes, everyone has time to throw these together. Best of all, I bet you already have most of the ingredients on hand.

All you need is a whole wheat flour tortilla, peanut butter, and strawberries. That’s it! Did you know that strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C? They even have more vitamin C per serving than an orange! This recipe calls for a cup of strawberries (this is about 8 strawberries). Clinical research suggests that eating a serving of eight strawberries is good for the whole body, promoting heart health, diabetes management, supporting brain health, and reducing the risk of some cancers.

Spread the peanut butter onto the tortilla. Add diced strawberries and roll the tortilla inward into a tight long roll. Make sure that you have peanut butter on the edge of the tortilla. This will help your roll stick together and will create a “seal”. Cut into 1 inch pieces with a sharp knife and serve with cut side facing up. You can add some flax or chia seeds to the roll for added nutrients. They can also be made with sunflower, almond, or cashew butter.

Serve with a crisp strawberry salad to add some crunch!

If you want to make this lunch really fun for the kids, send with chopsticks and a note that says, “You’re on a “roll” keep up the good work!” They will be so surprised and love the sweet note from you!

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PB & Strawberry Sushi
Recipe type: Lunch
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Serves: 1 sushi roll
 
Begin this school year with a fresh new lunch idea- Strawberry Sushi! All you need is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients! Your kids will love this fun and tasty lunch!
Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (can substitute with sunflower seed butter or almond butter)
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Place tortilla on a cutting board and spread with peanut butter. Making sure the peanut butter reaches the edges.
  2. Dice the strawberries and place on the edge of the tortilla in a line.
  3. Roll strawberries in the tortilla. Ensure the edge is “sealed” with peanut butter.
  4. Cut roll into 1 inch squares and arrange on a plate/ lunch box with cut side facing up.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 379 Fat: 18 g Saturated fat: 4 g Unsaturated fat: 14 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 42 g Sugar: 11 g Sodium: 247 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 12 g Cholesterol: 0