Strawberries Lime & Mint Marinated

on Jun 29, 2014 in Dairy Free, Favourite Recipes, Vegetarian


Summertime and strawberries are in abundance.

Everyone loves strawberries and cream, unless you can’t eat dairy. I have some people in my family who don’t eat cream so I make fruit dishes that do not need cream to be delicious. I stumbled across this recipe in a Sainsbury Magazine and everyone thought it was fantastic. The Sainsbury recipe, however, served a rum and coconut cream with it but I think it is so good as is. The cream could overwhelm the fresh flavours of the marinade. This recipe is free, tangy and delightful.

Give it a try. Be one of the people who chance eating strawberries without cream. Be adventurous this summer!

It is also a very acceptable and super easy dessert for guests, with or without cream.

This serves 4.

600g strawberries

Zest & juice of 1 lime, finely grated

1 T mint leaves finely shredded

2 T icing sugar (powdered sugar)


Hull and halve or quarter strawbs into nice bite size pieces

Put strawberries in a non metal bowl along with the zest, juice, mint,and icing sugar.

Mix well, but gently and cover and marinade 30 -45 minutes

The strawberries will soften and become slightly syrupy. M-m-m-m-m

The Sainsbury recipe included a pinch of ground white pepper but I omitted that.

Hope you try it and let me know what you think.


  1. sounds lovely and so simple !

    • Thanks for replying Kerry.It is delicious, you will love it. It’s good to break away from the traditional sometimes and surprise everyone. It surprised them too with it’s deliciousness. Let me know how it goes when you try it. x

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