Mixed Berry Coulis

#vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree

A coulis should be a staple in any culinary repertoire! A divine coulis doesn’t have to be loaded with cane sugar. In fact, I like letting the natural tartness creep into the sweet satisfaction of a coulis covered dessert. This works beautifully with my Lemon Curd Squares, mixed through plain yoghurt, or swirled through fresh fruit smoothies.

 

Ingredients
2 cups of frozen mixed berries

1 -2 tablespoon (to taste) of coconut sugar, honey* or xylitol

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Water

 

Directions

  1. Coat the bottom of pot with a little water
  2. Add berries and heat through, cooking until they reduce down slightly and start to boil
  3. Dissolve sugar into mixture (add more sweetener if you find coulis too tart, but remember that a coulis usually accompanies other sweet treats!)
  4. You can make a smoother coulis by straining the mixture in a sieve, but I prefer it with a few berry chunks remaining!
  5. Cool, pour into mason jars and then refrigerate for up to one week

 

* Coulis is not vegan if it uses honey as a sweetener, so choose an alternative if necessary.

 

Nutrition Bite: Frozen Berries – Berries in all varieties are little storehouses of nutrients and powerful antioxidants. Fresh berries, eaten immediately after harvest, are the best choice for obtaining optimal nutritional value but how many of us have the (farmhouse) luxury/time to grow our own berries? The next best choice is frozen, especially if they are frozen immediately after they’re picked. Frozen berries are often more nutritious than berries that have been transported a long distance over a long time as they begin to lose some of their nutrients right after picking.

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