This Easy strawberry sauce is a personal favorite topping for Greek yogurt. It's fresh, healthy, and not too sweet. Made with honey, no refined sugar, and without needing to cook the strawberries!
No-Cook Strawberry Sauce
This strawberry sauce is made without cooking the strawberries. All you need is a small food processor or a blender. Pulse the strawberries into a puree along with honey, a small amount of lemon juice, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt.
The strawberries need to be at room temperature in order to combine with the honey. Otherwise, if the strawberries are cold, they will harden the honey.
How To Thicken A No-Cook Sauce
To thicken a no-cook strawberry sauce all you need is chia seeds! These little seeds absorb moisture and become gelatinous (for those not already familiar). So all you have to do is mix a small amount of chia seeds into the blended sauce and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours to thicken on its own. It takes about 8 hours. So it is better to make it the day before and leave overnight.
Chia seeds will also add a nutritional boost as they are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. For this amount of sauce, I am using just a teaspoon of chia seeds. This way they go unnoticed like they're the strawberry seeds. But you can use up to 2 teaspoons if you prefer a thicker texture and don't mind the seeds.
Serve It With
As I said, my favorite way of enjoying this sauce is as a topping to Greek yogurt. They're the perfect match! But you can also use it on top of pancakes (you may try these healthy Greek yogurt ones), over crepes, on top of a cheesecake, frozen yogurt, or even vanilla ice cream.
You can keep this sauce in a glass jar for up to 4-5 days in the fridge. You can also make a batch and freeze it for up to 3 months.
Easy Strawberry Sauce (no cook, sugar-free)
- 100 grams (3.5 oz) fresh strawberries at room temperature
- 60 grams (2.1 oz) honey
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- a pinch lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- Blend strawberries along with all of the remaining ingredients, except the chia seeds, in a small food processor or blender.
- Transfer the sauce to a clean glass jar. Stir in the chia seeds.
- Close the jar and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- Serve over Greek yogurt or ice cream.