Is chia seed jam all the rage or what! It’s a brilliant idea– to use the natural gooey texture that results from combining chia seeds and moisture– as a way to give a fruit spread all of its gooey potential.
Since strawberries are in season, I decided to try my hand at making my own chia seed jam, with a twist: lime! This spread is so delicious and tastes a bit like a strawberry margarita.
This jam is:
Furthermore, strawberries are actually better for you cooked; the cooking process releases the phytonutrients in the redness of the fruit (source: Eating on the Wild Side, one of my favorite food books). Win!
And the best news? You can make this jam without any sugar at all. That’s right; say goodbye to store-bought artificial jams because this stuff is amazing!
So spread this stuff on homemade breads, mix it into yogurt, or eat it straight for a tangy dessert. It’s surprisingly good for you; just look at the ingredients list!
Strawberry Lime Chia Seed Jam
- 1.5 cups strawberries, roughly chopped.
- Juice and zest of one lime
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons honey
In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the strawberries, lime juice, zest and honey until the strawberries are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chia seeds and cook until a gel-like substance is formed. Add a splash of water if the mixture appears too dry. Taste and add more honey for sweetness, if desired.