Quick and Delish Berry Recipes

    Berry, Berry Yummy Recipes

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    Strawberry and Asparagus Salad

    Wash 5 ounces of spinach, and place in a large family-style bowl. Cut 6 spears of the asparagus into 1-in pieces, slice 1 cup strawberries, chop 2 tablespoons cilantro, and measure out ¼ cup pine nuts. In a small skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon avocado oil and stir-fry asparagus for 6 to 7 minutes, until it becomes tender and slightly crisp. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly before mixing with the salad greens. Evenly distribute each ingredient over the spinach and dress with avocado oil, another oil of choice, or your favorite dressing.

    1605_WhatsCooking_2Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

    Slice 2 cups strawberries. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, and let sit for about 15 minutes. Coarsely crush 1 cup pretzels. Stir 2 tablespoons honey into 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. Reserve 4 tablespoons of the honey yogurt.  Divide the rest of the yogurt between 4 serving cups, top with the pretzels, and then the strawberries. Top with another dollop of the honey yogurt. and enjoy.

    1605_WhatsCooking_3Frozen Trail Mix Yogurt Bars

    In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup chopped strawberries, ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup chopped almonds, and ¾ cup granola. Line an 8×8 pan with foil. Spread the yogurt mixture into the pan using a spatula to create a smooth surface. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer until frozen, about an hour. Remove from the freezer, let thaw for 5 minutes, and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the freezer, separated by parchment paper
    to avoid sticking.

    1605_WhatsCooking_4Patriotic Fruit Salsa

    Cinnamon tortilla chips: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large shallow dish, mix together 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ½ cup sugar. Lightly brush both sides of 4 large tortillas with butter and then drag them through the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating both sides. Cut tortillas into stars or stripes. Spread them out in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until crisp. Cool completely.

    Salsa: Dice 1 pint strawberries and ½ of a large apple into small chunks. In a large bowl, toss the apple with 1 teaspoon lemon juice to keep from browning. Add 1 cup blueberries, strawberries, and apples with 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir to combine, and serve with cinnamon tortilla chips.

    Rachel Patterson is the meal-panning mastermind behind these recipes!

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    Rachel Patterson
    Rachel Patterson is Relay Foods’ meal-planning mastermind. A registered dietician, Rachel uses the knowledge she acquired in the years spent working with families to craft mouthwatering, nutritious recipes.