Because of their health benefits, flavor and overall appeal, strawberries
add vibrant color to almost any kind of salad. Not only that, they can add depth and
sweetness to enhance more traditional salad dressings.
Strawberries, cilantro, cucumber and thyme are just some of the fresh flavors that make up this gazpacho topped with a jicama salad.
6 lbs. Fresh California strawberries, stemmed and chopped
2 1/4 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 pounds English cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
9 cloves garlic
3 jalapeño peppers
1 1/2 cups Sherry vinegar
Salt and black pepper as needed.
8 cups Jicama, peeled and julienned
2 bunches chives, cut in 1 1/2-inch length
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper as needed.
1 1/2 pounds fresh goat cheese
To make Strawberry Gazpacho, in blender, purée strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, jalapeños and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. yield: 24 cups
To make Jicama Salad, combine jicama, chives, oil and thyme; season with salt and pepper. yield: 8 cups
For each serving, to order, mound 1/3 cup Jicama Salad in center of soup plate. Carefully ladle 1 cup Strawberry Gazpacho around salad; top with 1 ounce goat cheese, formed into a ball.
Other Savory Strawberry Recipes You May Enjoy
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- Strawberry Tostada
- Strawberry Nachos
- Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Bacon
- Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza
- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Roasted Pears With Strawberry Relish
- Cali Paradise Club Sandwich with California Strawberries
- Strawberry & Brie Bruschetta