Strawberry coulis is a simple berry sauce you can make in just a few minutes. Use it on ice cream, pound cakes, drizzled over Greek yogurt or even as a salad dressing!
Let's talk about driving and talking on the phone. I am not even saying texting because the whole media is trying to wake people up and make them realize it's like wishing for an accident. Just a couple of years ago, our state made it a law that you can't talk on your phone while driving your car. Still, so many people seem to "forget" this rule. It's frustrating to see how many. My Husband and I even made it our little game when we sit at a red light. We count the drivers who pass the intersection and talk on the phone. Many times it's almost every single one before our light turns green.
And just when I thought I saw it all, I witnessed something that made me laugh because it was so ridiculous and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Here we go, down the busy street, down the hill, a guy on a bicycle in front of us - zigzagging while texting on his phone. Can you believe it?? He was on a bicycle, going down quite fast, steering with one hand and looking down at his phone!! One little rock and he is off! And then you can go even further and imagine what would have happen if there was someone else behind him also on their phone. Now that's a recipe for a disaster.
I am trying to a little funny here but if you think about it, it's a serious problem. It scares me to see someone on the phone while driving. As if there was not enough distractions on the road itself, and if you are not alone in the car - that adds up to the stress. So I hope you do not text or talk on your phone while driving. Life is too precious to take those chances.
So to lighten up the mood, let's switch the subject to food. 🙂 Today I have another way you can enjoy summer fruit. Berries to be exact. I made a strawberry sauce, fancy named a coulis (which comes from French and means to strain) that does not require cooking at all. It comes together in your food processor in a matter of 3 minutes. Than you just chill it until you are ready to use it. So easy and so so good!!
You can strain the sauce after mixing the strawberries with water. I skipped this step.
Only 3 ingredients and 3 minutes is what you need to make - talk about a winner!
It is fabulous to drizzle over ice cream, pour over a slice of a pound cake or angel food cake, even more amazing as a salad dressing! Or simply add it to your morning granola with Greek yogurt. It will go fast so I recommend doubling (or even tripling) the recipe.
- 1 cup strawberries washed, hulled and quartered, about 6 oz.
- 5 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar optional if your strawberries are very sweet
- 2 tsp lemon or lime juice
- Place strawberries and water in food processor and process until smooth.
- You can strain the mixture at this point.
- Add sugar and lemon or lime juice and process until all is mixed well.
- Store in a covered container in your fridge until ready to use. Keeps well up to 5 days.