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Stawberry Cilantro Lemonade Recipe

I'm not certain whether it's the pretty pink color or lip-puckering tartness that makes this drink so attractive. A hint of fresh cilantro really makes it stand out. —Stevie Duvall, Malvern, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • 1. Place the lemon juice, sugar, strawberries and cilantro in a blender; cover and process until blended. Strain; discard pulp.
  • 2. In two pitchers, combine equal amounts of strawberry mixture and water. Serve over ice. Yield: 15 servings (1 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.