It's almost strawberry season in my neck of the woods! And I. Can't. Wait. I absolutely love fresh-from-the-field strawberries, eating most of them 'straight-up.' Just a quick little rinse ... and then a big ol' bite into the sweet, juicy goodness. Yes, my favorite way to enjoy strawberries.
But sometimes I do want to jazz my strawberries up just a bit. Like, with a really simple, flavorful dip. Oh, like with, say ... Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip? Yeh, that sounds good!
I found this Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip recipe in our local herb society's cookbook, and I just couldn't resist trying out the flavor combination of classic lemon and poppy seed bread in dip form.
With just a quick mix of 5 simple ingredients ... sour cream, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and poppy seeds ... this refreshing dip comes together in a flash. Then chill, and dip. Sweet.
The zing of the fresh lemon with the sweetness of fresh strawberries is a fabulous pairing! We did try this dip with other fruits for dipping, and simply didn't like it as well. We suggest strawberries as the dippers of choice.
Enjoy this dip as a great snack, or as a simply wonderful simple nibble for entertaining. Garnish a bowl with lemon zest curls, and serve alongside a platter of bright red fresh strawberries for a beautiful presentation.
Pretty, isn't it?
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Lemon-Poppy Seed Dip with Strawberries
Source: Adapted from Thyme to Cook, compiled by the Rosemary-n-Thyme Herb Society of Gastonia, NC
- 2/3 c. sour cream
- 4 tsp. honey
- 1 T. fresh lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
- 1/2 T. poppy seeds
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- fresh strawberries for dipping
- Combine sour cream, honey, fresh lemon juice, poppy seeds, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Stir to blend thoroughly. Chill for about 1 hour before serving.
- Serve with fresh strawberries.