Got strawberries? Lots of strawberries? Then you’ll definitely want to make this berry delicious organic fresh strawberry sauce recipe before they all go bad!
Summer food at its finest and most simplistic, fresh strawberry sauce requires just four ingredients (well, five if you count water) and very little hands-on prep time. Plus, it has zero added sugar.
You could say my strawberry sauce recipe has become more or less a summertime staple in our house. And you would be surprised at how many uses we find for it. Of course homemade whole grain waffles and pancakes always taste better with strawberry sauce, but so does a banana split made with dairy free chocolate ice cream! And one of my son’s most recent favorite summer snacks is whole grain rice cakes spread with Kite Hill almond cheese (this stuff is very, very good) topped with a pile of fresh strawberry sauce. My husband even puts it on his wild salmon as an alternative to my mango salsa. It makes the perfect oatmeal stir-in, it’s almost sinful when mixed with coconut whipped cream and it’s the ideal sauce for a cashew cream and granola parfait. But without a doubt, hemp seed crepes are my favorite compliment to the strawberry sauce recipe.
Oh! And once it’s made, strawberry sauce stores nicely in a mason jar in the fridge for about 4 days. But to be honest, it never lasts that long over here!Print
- ¼ cup water
- 5 pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 pound fresh organic strawberries (washed, hulled & sliced)
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot
- Combine water, dates and lemon juice in Vitamix.
- Add the water, date and lemon juice mixture along with the strawberries to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the arrowroot and set aside to cool and thicken for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cold.
P.S. Why not make extra an extra batch of the strawberry sauce recipe for Strawberry Shortcakes?