Strawberry Basil Jam - Sugar-Free | Keto | Low Carb
Strawberry Basil Jam . I know what your are saying. What, basil with strawberries? Yes, it's a wonderful combination of sweet and savory giving an earthiness to this quick stove top jam. This jam can be used on anything from (low carb) toast, bagels, scones to savory dishes such as fish or chicken. It can even be used in your dessert making. Recently I made a whipped topping on my Strawberry Basil Swirled Quick Bread. This jam is sugar-free and can be with no sweetener at all. It all depends on the sweetness you desire. Summer time berries are usually sweet enough but feel free to add in extra sweetness. I've added in a bit of Chia seeds (a great superfood by the way) to thicken the jam. It's best when made with fresh picked strawberries and garden fresh basil. However, it can be made with grocery store strawberries and fresh basil and tastes great! Go ahead, give this delicious Strawberry Basil Jam a try. It takes only 30 minutes (after prepping your ingredients).
Strawberry Basil Jam | Sugar-Free | Keto | Low Carb Ingredients: 7 ounces fresh strawberries (about 7 or 8 large strawberries) 2 to 3 large fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp water 1/2 tsp chia seeds ground* (or 1 tsp not ground) 1/2 tbsp sweetener optional (use if berries are not sweet enough for your liking) Note: You can grind your chia seeds in an herb/spice/coffee grinder. Directions: 1. Chop the strawberries in quarters and place them in a saucepan together with the basil, sweetener and water. 2. Bring to the boil . Turn heat down to medium and let simmer/bubble for 15 minutes. 3. With a fork or potato masher, mash the strawberries. 4. Lower heat to a low-medium and continue to cook another 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Bubbles will become smaller as the liquid evaporates (this is what you want). Stir regularly to prevent the jam from sticking and burning. 5. Taste, and if necessary add more sweetener (be careful it's hot! 6. Add the Chia seeds and stir. Remove from the stove and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator.
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