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Strawberry Coulis

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  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This 3-ingredient Strawberry Coulis is a super simple 30 minute recipe that can be used in cocktails, desserts, salads, and more. It sounds fancy, but it's incredibly easy to make and delicious in a number of applications.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) fresh strawberries, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Add the chopped strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and mash the strawberries. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, at which point the fruit should be softened and broken down. 
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Use a blender or immersion blender to blend the strawberry mixture into a smooth puree.
  5. Strain through a fine mesh sieve until you have extracted as much of the strawberry coulis as possible. This step removes any seeds so you have a completely smooth coulis. 


Seeds: A coulis is traditionally a completely smooth puree, which is why we strain the mixture through a sieve to remove any seeds. If you don't mind the seeds, you can skip this step. 

Fridge storage: Store the coulis in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Freezer storage: Freeze in ice cube trays to enjoy at a later date. They'll keep in the freezer for 3-6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.

Strawberries out of season? Feel free to use frozen berries instead of fresh.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1/8 cup
  • Calories: 34
  • Sugar: 7.7 g
  • Sodium: 0.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g