Strawberry Basil Compote

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  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 20 leaves fresh basil


  1. Stuff basil leaves into a tea strainer ball. Or, for a quick DIY, cut open a tea bag, dump out contents, stuff with basil leaves, and tie it back up (you can be crafty like that).
  2. Then, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until the strawberries break down completely and the mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Remove tea strainer and pick out any basil leaves that may have fallen out.
  4. Serve over a variety of things. Pictured here is greek yogurt with granola and a fresh basil leaf. You can also put it on top of some buttered bread for a delicious light breakfast!