Even though I live in the part of the country where we have access to fresh fruit all year long, it isn’t always at the peak of freshness. So, I like to keep frozen berries in my freezer for recipes like this one – Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney.
I wanted a spread to serve on my Sweetheart Turkey Meatball Sliders that was both savory and sweet. I guess I could have used barbecue sauce, but that felt like a cop-out. To me, strawberries seem like they should be in season for Valentine’s Day because they are somewhat heart-shaped. So, I put on my thinking cap and decided that strawberries and onions combined with white balsamic vinegar and honey, might do the trick.
Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney is delicious and the perfect complement to my Sweetheart Turkey Meatball Sliders. Plus, it was easy to make – after defrosting the strawberries, you saute’ the onions in a skillet until they are caramelized (about 20 minutes). You don’t need to babysit the onions though, so you can do other things, like make the sliders, while they are cooking. The rest of this chutney comes together in minutes, once the onions are done.
Isn’t the spoon in this photo the cutest? It’s made by the Mud Pie Company. I love their aesthetic – so clever and whimsical. This spoon – The Sweet Life – is part of a set that includes a candy bowl. But, since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I wanted to serve my Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney in a Valentine’s Day bowl. This bowl, with the clever “eat your heart out” written on the inside, I got at Target this year.
I first found a few of Mud Pie’s treasures many years ago at our local pumpkin patch’s country store – Bates Nut Farm – and have been in love with their wares ever since. If you haven’t found any of their products in stores in your area, you can buy many of their items through Amazon:
You can find this set by Mud Pie here: The Sweet Life Candy Dish and Spoon Set.
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Can’t find white balsamic vinegar at your local grocery store? This one’s available at Trader Joe’s. Don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your area? Guess what? You can order it on Amazon! Here’s a link: Trader Joe’s White Balsamic Vinegar.
Oh, did I mention that my Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney is red? The perfect Valentine’s Day condiment!
Here’s a collage to pin to your Pinterest board…thanks for sharing!
Here’s the recipe for Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney:
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 2 yellow onions, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, defrosted (including juice accumulated from defrosting)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- In skillet over medium-low heat, saute' onions in canola oil, stirring occasionally, until caramelized (about 20 minutes).
- In the meantime, mash defrosted strawberries with a fork.
- Add honey, vinegar, salt and red pepper to strawberries and stir to combine.
- Add strawberry mixture to caramelized onions and saute' a few minutes more.
- Serve warm.
For more Valentine’s Day recipes, check out these posts:
Sweetheart Turkey Meatballs (great with Sweetheart Strawberry Chutney!)
Sweetheart Strawberry Pie (made with frozen strawberries!)
Sweetheart Pie Crust Cookies (another sweet/savory thing that hits all the right buttons in your taste buds!)