Fresh juicy, sweet and tangy strawberries cooked in maple syrup, spiced with fresh jalapeno pepper and seasoned with garlic and salt and finally blended with rustic raw walnuts and topped with walnut oil.
I can eat the whole bowl of this Spicy Strawberry Walnut Dip just by itself and when I dipped my favorite almond thins into it my taste buds were in heaven. In about 10 minutes such a healthy and refreshing appetizer was ready for my short noticed visitors that now I am always looking at my door to have visitors. HAHAHAHA!!!!! 🙂
How I came up with this recipe has a short story behind it…… In a 15 minutes notice I was about to have visitors last weekend and guess what… it was Friday evening and I had just emptied my refrigerator to shop more on Saturday…. Fortunately, I had some fresh strawberries. So without giving too much thought I heated a nonstick pan and threw strawberries along with maple syrup in it. Added fresh jalapeno and as always I had dried garlic siting in my pantry, I cooked till the strawberries were soft enough and let it cool.
While searching for some unique ingredient to mix with it I found some raw walnuts in one of my kitchen shelf. I gave it a try and blended it with cooked strawberries and to moisten the dip I topped it with walnut oil to give a subtle walnut flavor to the dip. I tasted it and simply fell in love with it in the first bite. My guests couldn’t stop praising this recipe and I got a brain wave of sharing this wonderful and quick appetizer with you all.
What are you waiting for? Strawberries are versatile ……. Try this savory strawberry recipe and you will love it immediately.