Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great Use for Overripe Strawberries: Strawberry-Poppy Seed Dressing

I was a bit overzealous at the grocery store the other day and bought three packs of strawberries on sale.  We've been eating them every day, but I noticed that some of them were starting to get dark and mushy.  I was about to toss overripe ones out when I stopped myself and wondered, "Do I really have to waste these?"  They weren't rotten or moldy or anything, just not that "pretty" anymore.

We've been eating lots of delicious summer salads lately, and I was planning on making some poppy seed dressing.  A quick google search came up with a few great recipes that I pretty much morphed into this one!

Lynnie B's Strawberry-Poppy Seed Dressing

Wash and remove tops of about 6 large overripe strawberries.
Puree in food processor or with hand blender until smooth.
Add 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Blend together until smooth
Stir in 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Pour into jar or bottle and refrigerate.  So good over spinach or mixed greens with strawberries or blueberries!  Don't you just love summer?


  1. That sounds yummy...going to have to give this a whirl...

  2. What a great idea!!! Sometimes we get strawberries that are overripe in our co-op basket. I will have to try this next time!