Marinated Strawberries in Warm Maple-Lemon Syrup

Strawberries are rich in fiber and cholesterol-lowering phytochemicals.
Marinated Strawberries in Warm Maple-Lemon Syrup

Ingredients

2 pounds ripe strawberries, stems removed
1 large lemon
2/3 cup pure maple syrup

Nutrition Facts

210 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 53 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 4 g fiber, 42 mg sodium (2% Daily Value).

Directions

1. Halve berries lengthwise and place in large bowl; set aside at room temperature.

2. Grate 1 tablespoon zest from lemon; set aside. Squeeze lemon to yield 2 tablespoons juice.

3. In small saucepan, combine syrup, lemon juice, and 1 pinch salt. Cook over medium-high heat until small bubbles appear, about 3 minutes.

4. Pour warm syrup over berries. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in reserved zest. Serve warm. If desired, garnish each serving with a long twist of lemon zest or paper-thin lemon slice cut from an additional lemon.