Mojito Strawberries

Our latest dessert addiction, a riff on the Cuban cocktail called the mojito but served "virgin". Or not. Your call.

Mojito Strawberries

You know the mojito [mo-HEE-toe], right? It's that hey-yeah-it's-summer cocktail of rum with tongue-twisting tart lime juice and muddled mint, slightly sweet, ever so fresh. If I had a "summer cocktail", this Cuban cocktail would be it.

But sugary cocktails are less than appealing. I checked not long ago, a margarita has something like 19 – yes, NINETEEN – Weight Watchers Points. (To say nothing of the chips and salsa that seem to eat themselves under the table whenever margaritas show up.)

But this simple strawberry dessert is light and simple and very healthy, that last bite of sweet ending that seems to so perfectly finish a summer meal.

ALANNA's TIPS Our favorite version of this easy summer fruit dessert is "virgin", savoring one tiny biteful after another. So far, we've only made them with the supermarket strawberries that are so abundant and inexpensive for a few weeks of the year. But local strawberries, better yet, berries from your own garden, would be great too. And after the strawberries are gone? I'm thinking mojito peaches and mojito mangoes and mojito blackberries and mojito pineapple and mojito apricots. It lookin' like a fruity summer.
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VIRGIN MOJITO STRAWBERRIES

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 1, easily multiplied
  • Fresh strawberries, trimmed and chopped
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey or agave
  • Fresh mint, chopped
  • Dollop of sour cream

Cut up the strawberries and squeeze fresh lime juice over top (about a tablespoon for every five or six large berries). Stir in a little honey (a couple of teaspoons) and fresh mint (to taste but don't skimp).

Transfer into glass serving bowls, top with a dollop of sour cream (just a teaspoon seems plenty).

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving: 111 Calories; 1g Tot Fat; 1g Sat Fat; 2mg Cholesterol; 4mg Sodium; 27g Carb; 4g Fiber; 20g Sugar; 2g Protein. WEIGHT WATCHERS Old Points 1.5 & Points Plus 3.

MOJITO STRAWBERRIES

Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Serves 1, easily multiplied
  • Fresh strawberries, trimmed and chopped
  • White rum
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Honey or agave
  • Fresh mint, chopped
  • Dollop of sour cream

Cut up the strawberries and squeeze rum and fresh fresh lime juice over top (about a tablespoon each for every five or six large berries). Stir in a little honey (a couple of teaspoons) and fresh mint (to taste but don't skimp).

Transfer into glass serving bowls, top with a dollop of sour cream (just a teaspoon seems plenty).

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving: 143 Calories; 1g Tot Fat; 1g Sat Fat; 2mg Cholesterol; 4mg Sodium; 27g Carb; 4g Fiber; 20g Sugar; 2g Protein. WEIGHT WATCHERS Old Points 2 & Points Plus 3.

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These look so refreshing and while I would probably opt for the virgin berries there isn't much rum to over power the berries in the Mojito Strawberries. This looks delicious and your photo is so inviting.
 
wahoo, another new way to use strawberries. Am getting ready to make some strawberry sorbet w/grand marnier today, but hubby will love this one too!
 

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