It’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a bright new strawberry dessert?
Whipped cream, mango puree, and strawberries fresh from the market all come together to make this show-stopping dessert, which is topped with toasted almonds and freshly-chopped mint. Here’s how to make it…
- 1/4 cup mango puree
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 tablespoon whipped cream
- 2 teaspoons freshly-chopped mint
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped and toasted almonds
- Use a pastry brush to sweep a circle of mango puree around the center of the plate.
- Place the strawberries on one side of the circle, then top them with whipped cream, mint, and almonds. Serve immediately.
- Serves 1. Each serving contains 88 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 21 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugar, and 1 g protein.
- Each serving has 5% DV vitamin A, 81% DV vitamin C, 2% DV calcium, and 0% DV iron.
- Use a siphon to make whipped cream with less fat and more flavor. Learn more about siphons in the post Skinny Skinny Whipped Cream.
- You can also whip the cream with a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of sugar. Pour your cream into a bowl, add the vanilla and sugar, then blend with a whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer until light and frothy. In a pinch, canned whipped cream also works well.
- This is a great way to use fresh berries during the summer.
- To make the puree, combine fresh or frozen fruit with a bit of water in a blender and puree until smooth. In this recipe, we actually use mango baby food, which is a surprisingly wonderful puree.
- Sensational Strawberry Dessert Recipe
- Strawberry Dessert How-To Video
- Whipped Cream Handout (this one is exclusive for Food and Health members only)
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