This is the first month that I am not co-hosting a lovebloghop, that makes me sad. This week is being spent studying like crazy for my Certified Professional Food Safety Test. I am looking forward to Saturday when life is back to normal…..but again I ask, “what really is normal?”
For the BerryLove blog hop I was going to share a fun recipe. BUT due to it being so unique and delicious, I want to wait on sharing the fun recipe. So I had to think quickly about what to make, my hubby helped me out this morning. So here is the fun, healthy recipe….AND yes, I used Greek yogurt AGAIN!
I am sure I am not the only one who has several books of recipes you plan to make someday? I have bought binders for the recipes I printed off, many are from the wonderful FoodNetwork site. I had to think quickly today, and find a fun recipe- what better way, than to look through my many binders?
The bizzare part, I opened the first binder, and looked at the first recipe…..and was sold! I found a recipe from the lovely Nigella Lawson, it is called Citrus Yogurt. I decided to adapt it to make it work with basil strawberries.
When I was going to the University of Arizona, I worked as a student research assistant with a nutrition study. I have so many gorgeous recipes that I collected, and they are so fun and healthy!!!
One recipe that has been our favorite summer recipe is basil strawberries! This recipe is so easy. I decided to use the basil strawberry flavors with the fun citrus yogurt recipe.
- Basil Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large bunch of fresh basil (about 2 cups)
- Red Wine Citrus Greek Yogurt
- 1½ Tbsp red wine (sweet red wine)
- 1 lemon zested
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1½ cups 2% Greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 pint strawberries, diced
- Basil simple syrup – In medium sauce pan, bring water and sugar to boil, let sugar dissolve. Put simple syrup to medium heat, place basil leaves in water, let cook for 10 minutes. Strain leaves from syrup.
- Dice strawberries, pour basil simple syrup over strawberries, and chill for about 30 minutes.
- In medium bowl, whisk together red wine, lemon zest, honey, and cinnamon. Mix in Greek yogurt, let chill.
- In sundae dish, or tall glass, layer strawberries and yogurt.
The basil strawberries are so easy, and so versatile. We have topped the strawberries on ice cream, and just eaten as is, they are that good! When my hubby tried the fun treat tonight, he really enjoyed the flavor combination!
April is #berrylove month!
Please join in on the #berrylove fun by linking up any berry recipe from the month of April 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #berrylove event! The twitter hashtag is #berrylove
Do you enjoy making a special berry treat this time of year?
Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,