Strawberry season is upon us! Whooohooo! I always get excited because I love home grown strawberries. This marinated strawberries recipe is super easy, you just have to be patient enough to let them marinate before you eat them.
Ever since I started growing my own strawberries about 10 years ago (it was my first crop ever!) I have never looked back. Home grown strawberries are so much better than the ones you get at the supermarket! The ones you grow yourself are great tasting, whereas the supermarket ones are “meh”.
So I strongly encourage you to try and grow strawberries yourself. They are easy to look after and they give so much in return.
But there’s more to strawberries than eating them fresh! Sometimes you have so many ripening at the same time that you just can’t eat them all. Or maybe you want to try eating strawberries a different way? Then other times we like a flavour twist. The mint and basil give the strawberries a new dimension in taste, which is just lovely.
You can eat these marinated strawberries straight out of the bowl or you can put them on skewers, which is especially attractive for kids. You can add a dollop of (vegan) cream or a scoop of ice cream to make it into an even more special dessert. They may even make for a delicious & fancy garnish!
This recipe is extremely easy and fast to make, the only thing is that you have to wait at least one hour for them to properly marinate before eating them. So here’s to being patient!
- Colander or sieve
- Cutting board
- Wooden or bamboo skewers (optional)
- 500 grams Strawberries
- 5 big or 10 small Mint leaves
- 5 big or 10 small Basil leaves
- 3 TBspn Runny Honey (or agave or maple syrup)
- Wash the strawberries
- Cut the crowns off and cut them in half
- Cut the basil and mint leaves into very thin strips
- Put everything in a bowl and add the honey. Mix it carefully as to not bruise or damage the strawberries
- Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour. The longer you marinate, the more intense the flavour gets
- You can eat them straight out of the bowl, or you can put them on skewers and serve them that way
- Great on their own, with a dollop of (vegan) cream or a scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!