It’s strawberry season! As one of your local landscaping companies in Olympia, WA, Oliver’s Landscaping loves seeing its clients getting involved with their gardens. Getting down in the earth and nourishing their plants and landscapes is just the type of thing local landscaping companies like to see. Many people are using this time to harvest the fresh strawberries they’ve planted earlier. Sweet, yet refreshingly tart, strawberries are an excellent addition to almost any type of dish. So, in celebration of strawberry season and those of you who find yourself with an abundance of strawberries, your local landscaping company Oliver’s is sharing a few delicious strawberry recipes that you’re sure to love!
Strawberry Chicken Salad
Strawberry Chicken Salad is the quintessential spring salad, celebrating the sweet taste of the season with fresh strawberries and fresh-from-the-garden basil.
Yield: Makes about 7 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
1/2 cup bottled poppy-seed dressing
1/4 cup minced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups diced fresh strawberries
Salt to taste
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
Usher in the warm days of spring and summer with Strawberry Bruschetta. This refreshing mixture of nectarine, grape tomatoes, strawberries, and basil are served over baguette slices with a slathering of goat cheese.
Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
Total time: 35 Minutes
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 nectarine, diced
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-oz.) French bread baguette
1 (10.5-oz.) goat cheese log, softened
Chilled Strawberry Soup
Refreshing Chilled Strawberry Soup offers a splash of excitement with the addition of Riesling. Serve this spring soup for a first course or dessert.
Yield: Makes about 4 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Riesling
1/3 cup sugar
Garnishes: olive oil, freshly ground pepper, sliced fresh strawberries
Strawberry Basil Frozen Yogurt
Garnish this refreshing dessert with basil sprigs.
Yield: Makes about 1 qt.
Total time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup whipping cream
Oliver’s Landscaping hopes you enjoy making and trying these delicious strawberry recipes. And, of course, if you are looking for gardening or landscaping services, contact one of your local landscaping companies in Olympia, WA. By choosing one of several landscaping companies local to Olympia, WA, such as Oliver’s Landscaping, you know that you’ll be dealing with a landscaper who knows the delicate and nuanced climate and regional attributes specific to the area.