Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Creamy Strawberry Basil Salad


The past month has been quite busy!  We are on the countdown to the baby arriving and trying to take advantage of these last few child free months by traveling.  I have been to Oklahoma (to visit family), Florida (gulf side), and New York City.  In an upcoming post I am plan to share a bit more about my quick trip to New York City.

One evening while I was in New York City I met some girlfriends for dinner at Otto Pizzeria near Union Square. For dessert we all shared a dessert made with olive oil gelato, passionfruit granita, strawberries, and lime curd. While it was certainly an interesting blend of flavors, the combination was delicious.  I have never had anything like it!


Today's blog recipe is certainly not a re-creation of the dessert we ate, but does share some of the same flavors.  The combination of Greek yogurt and cool whip provide a creamy salad base for the strawberries. The light, herbal flavor of basil provides a refreshing sweetness to balance the creamy salad.  A hint of lemon is added to the salad to finish it off with a sour and tangy flavor.

This recipe is perfect for your next party or as a refreshing afternoon snack!  For other strawberry recipes with basil check out Strawberry and Avocado Salad and Strawberry Lemon Basil Water.

Enjoy!
Your family's dietitian,
Kristen Smith

Creamy Strawberry Basil Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: appetizer salad snack yogurt
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup non free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Cool Whip light or TruWhip light
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4-6 large basil leaves, cut into thin strips
Instructions
1. Mix all ingredients and serve
2. Keep refrigerated
Nutrition:
Serving size: 1/4 recipe • Servings: 4 • Calories: 75.1 kcal • Protein: 3.2 g • Carbs: 12.7 g • Fat: 1.8 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 7.5 g • Sodium: 11.1 mg
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