One of the best things about summer? The abundance of fresh fruit. YUM. Especially berries. We recently got a Wegman's in town, and the first thing you see when you walk in are strawberries. 2 lb. cartons for $3.99, to be exact. Not bad. I find myself picking up a carton just about every shopping trip.
There is a downside, of course. We all know how quickly those blasted things go bad. I feel like I wake up the next morning only to throw the carton out. I rinse them, I've tried random tips like rinsing with vinegar...not much seems to work.
|Nothing is wasted; the tops make a tasty snack for Zoot!|
My solution? Eat 'em fast!
I bring the carton home,rinse and cut the berries, and store them in the fridge so they're super accessible. They seem to keep a tad bit longer in the fridge too.
I eat 'em raw, throw them in yummy drinks, and a recent favorite, toss 'em on a salad. YUM. With the berries already cut and good to go, this truly is a super lazy eat.
Summer Berry Salad
You Will Need:
Salad greens (I like a spinach blend with the berries!)
Strawberries, cut and rinsed
Sliced almonds (it's also tasty with pecans)
Dressing (super tasty with raspberry vinaigrette!)
Really? You need directions. Put all the stuff in a bowl however you like it, top off with dressing, and eat! Healthy, yummy, and easy!