This recipe was adapted from Chef Revsin of Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc. You can find the lavender flowers in the herb sections of the supermarket. Or try 2 to 3 whole cardamom seeds in place of the lavender-lovely!
- Rinse and drain strawberries. Hull and cut into halves or quarters into a big bowl and set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine water, lemon juice, sugar and lavender and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and lavender is infused. Remove from heat and strain the syrup, discarding the blossoms.
- Pour the strained syrup over the strawberries and toss gently to mix. Serve berries and syrup right away in nice glass bowls or stemmed glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
- You can prepare the syrup in advance and let it cool. Toss with berries just before serving. Enjoy!
- Makes 4 servings.
I am a lavender virgin! I was realy curious on how this would turn out but I ended up really liking this. I served this with blueberries and strawberries. I am going to pack this salad in lunches for the rest of this week, ver yummy! made for ZWT 3!
WoW! I could skip the strawberries and get giddy on the syrup! I also broke my own rule and prepared this recipe for the folks at work before I tested it at home! Lucky for me, it was quite a hit! I did bring the sugar/lavender mixture to the boil then allowed the mixture to cool until slightly thickened. For garnish, I placed a sprig of mint on top of sliced strawberries and toasted sliced almonds, which I lightly crushed for garnish and served on the side. Such an easy recipe to prepare but very elegant! Perfect for serving this time of year! Thank you very much for posting this delicious recipe! cg ;)
We enjoyed these delicious berries with a dab of cool whip for dessert, even though I think these would also be great for breakfast. We had enough syrup for three pounds of berries. Thanks for sharing this great idea for combining strawberries and lavender!