Because of their health benefits, flavor and overall appeal, strawberries
add vibrant color to almost any kind of salad. Not only that, they can add depth and
sweetness to enhance more traditional salad dressings.
Dorothy Reinhold's Strawberry Lassi
If you haven’t tried a Lassi before, this is a quick and easy treat you’ll want to make again and again.
8 ounces fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
1 (8-ounce; 1 cup) container strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt (can use plain Greek yogurt)
1 yogurt container of crushed ice (or ice cubes)
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
tiny pinch salt
1-2 tablespoons agave syrup (if needed)
Put all ingredients except agave in a blender, put the lid on and blend on high speed until smooth and light pink. Taste and add agave as needed; some strawberries are sweeter than others, so adjust sweetener to your taste. (Also, if you end up using plain unsweetened yogurt, you may find you need more sweetener.) Blend on high to combine.
Pour into pretty glasses and serve. This looks particularly beautiful and festive in stemmed or frosted glasses.