10-minute berry recipes

Even if you don't have time to make a full meal, youcan still work the benefits of berries into your diet with thesethree fast recipes. Unlike conventional versions, ours arelow in fat and sugar, and high in nutrients.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

In a mini food processor combine½ cup raspberries, 3 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoonsraspberry vinegar, 1 ½ teaspoonsDijon mustard, ½ teaspoon honey,¼ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoonfreshly ground pepper. Pulse 5 to8 seconds or until just blended.(If you don't have a mini foodprocessor, use a handheld blender,or mash raspberries in a smallbowl. Place the raspberries ina small jar and add all the otheringredients. Shake to combine.)Makes about 1/2 cup dressing.Store in a covered jar in the refrigeratorfor up to 3 days. Serves 8.Per tablespoon: 56 calories, 5 g fat

Mixed Berry Tea Sangria

Brew 1 bag of black cherry-berryherbal tea or blueberry herbal teawith 8 ounces of boiling water for5 minutes. Remove bag. Stir in 1tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoonblueberry syrup (like StonewallKitchen Wild Maine Blueberry syrup,$12; cooking.com). Allow tea to coolto room temperature. Fill a tall glasswith ice. Add ¼ cup raspberries,¼ cup blueberries, ¼ cup slicedstrawberries. Pour tea into glassand garnish with mint. Serves 1.98 calories, <1 gram fat

Honey Strawberry Soup

In a medium saucepan combine6 cups hulled and halved strawberries,1 cup blueberry juice, and 2tablespoons honey. Bring to a boil.Reduce heat to low, cover, andsimmer 3 to 5 minutes or untilberries are just tender. Set aside tocool. Remove strawberries with aslotted spoon and place in a foodprocessor. Pulse 3 to 5 seconds oruntil puréed. Add cooled liquidand pulse to combine. Divide soupinto 4 bowls and top each with ateaspoon of reduced-fat sourcream and more sliced strawberriesif desired. Serves 4. Per ¾ cupserving: 126 calories, <1 g fat

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