Valentine’s Day 2024: 6 Savoury Strawberry Recipes
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Strawberries might be the last thing that comes to mind when you are thinking of making wholesome dinner recipes that fill the gut. More than just being an ingredient for dessert strawberries can also be used to create delectable savoury dishes. 

With the advent of the spring season, strawberries are starting to Grace the markets and it is a golden opportunity to make tantalising recipes with them and impress your special someone. Being one of the best springtime delicacies, strawberries will be a perfect addition to your Valentine's Day dinner.

This Valentine's Day, impress your partner with your culinary creations and adorn the table with these delegatable savoury strawberry recipes. With these recipes, you can try fun experiments with presentations while also delighting your taste buds with the unexpected fusion of flavours.

6 Must-Try Savoury Strawberry Recipes

1) Strawberry Cheese Pizza Pastry

This unassuming combination is a combination of both dessert and main course. Strawberry cheese pizza pastry creates a romantic blend of savoury strawberries with layers of goat and ricotta cheese. While the combination of strawberries, cheese, and pastry may sound unusual at first, one bite of this delightful creation will have you hooked. You can enhance the presentation by creating small hearts with strawberry pieces on top of the pizza.

2) Grilled Chicken with Strawberries

Grilled Chicken with Strawberries is a seasonal twist to grilled chicken and a fun way to fill the dinner table with invigorating colours and flavours.  The succulent grilled chicken provides a hearty base, while the fresh strawberries add a burst of vibrant sweetness. The balsamic marinade adds a tangy flavour to the dish. Wrap this dish in garlic naan and serve with soy, wasabi and seaweed salad.

3) Grilled Strawberry-Pineapple Basil Kebab 

Smoky grilled strawberries, skewered with basil, and pineapples create a mesmerising springtime treat which goes deliciously as a side dish. Charred patterns of strawberries add depth to the savoury flavours while enhancing them in every bite. With a glaze of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, lends a luxurious richness to the dish.

4) Balsamic Strawberry Pasta Salad

Featuring soft-boiled fusilli pasta, this pasta salad is incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. The bright colours of kale, strawberries and feta along with the nuttiness of walnuts create a delightful romance of textures and flavours glazed with balsamic vinegar and garlic oil. This dish is a refreshing and satisfying addition to dinner.

5) Risotto with strawberries

The addition of strawberries in risotto might be quite unusual at first but when you take one bite you will be overjoyed with its unfolding savoury flavours. Strawberry Risotto is a classic Italian dish that combines Arborio rice with fresh strawberry sauce. With the addition of vodka, you can bring intense Italian flavours while adding to the mood of a romantic dinner.

6) Strawberry Caprese

Strawberry Caprese is an elegant salad made with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The stunning colours of every ingredient in this salad make it an appetising addition to any meal. The combination of sweet strawberries, savoury cheese, fresh basil leaves and tangy tomatoes makes it a heavenly composition of contrasting flavours. Serve it with pita bread or top it on your curries, in every way this salad creates an enticing addition.

These unique and innovative savoury strawberry dishes will surely make your dinner night a memorable one. Treat your Valentine with these amazing recipes and bring excitement to the evening.