Honey Lime Macerated Strawberries

Honey Lime Macerated Strawberries

Strawberries are nature’s prelude to summer, and a tiny reminder that hot summer days are on their way! This recipe for honey lime macerated strawberries celebrates this tiny, heart-shaped fruit in its natural state, and although strawberries are the star of the show, the subtle flavours of sweet honey and tart lime elevate the flavour profile to a whole other level.

This refreshing dessert brings me back to our family dinner table in Sardinia, Italy. Oddly enough, it was my first time eating macerated strawberries. When these gorgeous strawberries were presented at the table little did I know that they were swimming in a delicious honey and lime-infused juice. And much to my surprise, they were also seasoned with a splash of cognac.

Wait, what?

Oh yes! (And for the record, cognac and strawberries are a match made in heaven!)

One might assume that after a bountiful dinner Italians would be more inclined to adorn their post-dinner table with sweets and baked goods, as opposed to fresh fruit. On the contrary, they equally enjoy cleansing their palates with fresh fruit as they do with sweet delicacies after a heavy meal.

Honey-Lime Macerated Strawberries

Let’s fast forward a few years.

Ever since my taste buds’ experience with those macerated strawberries, I find myself craving them as the warm weather approaches. And, I almost cannot contain my excitement when I see the baskets of local berries start lining the aisles of the supermarkets and taking over farmer’s market fruit stands. Although the majority of the strawberries that I purchase are predestined for maceration, I do also make a variety of easy, summer-inspired recipes that showcase fresh strawberries, such as strawberry cheesecake chia puddingstrawberry cheesecake chia pudding, and 3-ingredient strawberry sorbet.

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Honey Lime Macerated Strawberries

2016-05-27
: Serves 2
: 5 min

Strawberries are nature’s prelude to summer, and a tiny reminder that hot summer days are on their way! This recipe for honey lime macerated strawberries celebrates this tiny, heart-shaped fruit in its natural state, and although strawberries are the star of the show, the subtle flavours of sweet honey and tart lime elevate the flavour profile to …

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Ingredients
    2 cup organic strawberries, stems removed and chopped into quarters
  • 1 tbs. fresh lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1-2 tbs. raw honey (or sweetener of choice)
Directions

Wash the strawberries, remove the stem and discard. Halve each strawberry then thinly slice. Transfer the strawberries to a medium-sized bowl, add the lime juice and honey, and stir to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours to allow the flavours to amalgamate…creating a delicious strawberry juice! Serve chilled, garnished with fresh mint, icing sugar, or better yet, a splash of cognac!

28 thoughts on “Honey Lime Macerated Strawberries”

  • We love the strawberries we get here at our Farmer’s Markets!! This sounds so good, I know my kids would love this. I swear they can eat strawberries by the pounds in the summer time, it’s one of their favorite fruits.

  • Gwen Mulholland 3 years ago

    I love strawberries and with peak season just around the corner. This is something I am going to have to try. I am sure my husband will love this and would go great on a nice chocolate dessert.

  • Oh Yum! I love macerated Strawberries! This is great on top of ice creams and top of cupcakes!

  • Yummy! That’s a nice way to enjoy strawberries! I have all the ingredients to make this!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 3 years ago

    Yum sounds delicious. I’ve never had strawberries with anything just usually plain. This is a great way to change it up.

  • Very easy to make! Strawberries are one of my faves and I am going to try this out.

  • Taylor Ebner 3 years ago

    This seems like it would add such a great taste to already tasty strawberries! Love the idea, and I love that I have all of these things in the house!

  • I love strawberries. This looks like a great way to preserve the flavor and make it extra tasty.

  • I’ve never heard of this but damn it looks good. And it goes well with cognac, sign me up.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 3 years ago

    Omg these strawberries sound absolutely delicious!!!!! Definitely giving your recipe a pin so I can give it a try.

  • TheNewClassy 3 years ago

    Who knew strawberries, lime and honey would taste so good together! Great recipe!

  • Brionna G 3 years ago

    What a great way to fix up strawberries. I would love to incorporate this into a nice light summer salad.

  • simplyjustnoel 3 years ago

    Oh this looks heavenly! Next time strawberries go on sale, I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  • This totally sounds like a delicious treat, loving the idea of making this over the Summer season.

  • Oh I think I’d like those flavors a lot. This is an awesome way to use strawberries!

  • I love strawberries. These look so delicious! THey would be amazing drizzled over a slice of angel food cake! I would also eat them just like this!

  • What a fun and easy (and delicious sounding) recipe! Those Honey-Lime Macerated Strawberries sure do look yummy. I can’t wait to try them out for myself <3

  • Kelli 3 years ago

    This is such a simple recipe, how can I NOT make it next week when I pick up my flat of berries?!

  • Robin Rue 3 years ago

    What a tasty summer snack idea. My oldest loves strawberries, so I will have to make these for him.

  • KidsOnAPlane 7 years ago

    Sometimes I wonder if you should change the name to Family Bites. LOL. I would make this for myself – forget about the kids!

    • Actually, the original recipe is for adults (hence, the alcohol addition!). I’ve thought about the name change…I might just add a section for “family” meals!

  • momto8blog 7 years ago

    such a yummy healthy treat!

  • I’m drooling at these photos. This seems simple enough for even *ME* to make! Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m taking the fact that you’re drooling over the photos as a compliment to my photography skills…I’m trying to improve them!! 😉

    • Guest 7 years ago

      The “adult” version of the recipe is especially yummy 😉

  • MIH Janise 7 years ago

    This looks delish! I will give it a try.

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