Strawberry “Poppers”

Served with a glass of chilled champagne or white wine, these are the perfect start to a summer meal. Pop one into your mouth for a spicy, sweet surprise.

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Makes : 24 pieces

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  • 24 medium-size fresh Ontario Strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped jalapeño pepper (approx)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder (approx)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely minced fresh Ontario Parsley or Cilantro


Wash strawberries and pat dry. Use tiny spoon to hollow out berries.  Set aside.

In small bowl, stir together cream cheese, jalapeño pepper, lime zest and chili powder. Taste and add more jalapeño and chili powder if desired.

Using piping bag with large star tip, pipe cheese mixture into strawberries to fill centre. Dip cheese end of berry into parsley.

Refrigerate for up to 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional information

1 serving

  • PROTEIN: trace
  • FAT: 0.5 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 1 gram