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Strawberry Dishes are What's Cooking!

Sandra whips us some easy, but very tasty, strawberry dishes.... that are not dessert!
Strawberry Crostini

A unique way to serve up strawberries. This dish is a great appetizer for those summer picnics and parties.

Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped strawberries
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced shallot
Pinch of black pepper
Cream cheese, softened
Crackers, or toasted dried bread slices

Directions:

· Stir together strawberries, basil, brown sugar, shallot and pepper.
· Spread softened cream cheese onto crackers or toasted bread
· Top with strawberry mixture
Strawberry Avocado Salsa

This sweet and savory salsa makes a great compliment to grilled chicken breasts, pork or fish. It adds some healthy fat from the avocado and powerful antioxidants from the fresh berries.

Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped strawberries
¼ cup finely chopped peeled avocado
2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Lime juice (1 Lime)
Zest or grated rind of the lime
2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
Sprinkle of sugar, if desired

Directions:

· Blend all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
· Serve immediately over cooked chicken, pork, or fish.
· Can serve with Tortilla chips if desired also.
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