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Citrus Strawberry Chia Jam

Citrus Strawberry Chia Jam

Submitted by Kris Tapias

15 minutes

This recipe gives a citrusy twist to your classic strawberry jam. Strawberries, tangy citrus, and chia seeds come together to make a tasty spread that tastes good and is good for you.

Ditch the sugary, preservative-filled store-bought options and try this homemade alternative. Perfect on toast, yogurt, or pancakes, and makes a great addition to any charcuterie board.


  •  pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  •  tbsp honey
  •  tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest


  1. Heat strawberries in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the honey and stir as the strawberries soften.
  2. Once the berries have softened and are breaking down, use a potato masher break them up..
  3. Let the mixture come to a slow boil, stirring continually. Sir in chia seeds once you begin to see larger bubbles break the surface.
  4. The chia seeds will help the jam achieve a thicker texture while also adding fibre, protein and healthy Omega-3 fats. Add lemon zest if desired.
  5. Continue stirring the mixture over low heat for about 15 minutes, and then remove the pan from the stove.
  6. Use a blender or immersion blender for smoother texture. Allow to cool and add to mason jars.
  7. Enjoy on toast, crackers, over yogurt, ice cream or with a charcuterie board!

This jam keeps for a couple weeks in the fridge, but must be kept refrigerated.

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