Strawberry-Lemon Chia Seed Jam

Preparation info
  • Makes // about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Pescan: A Feel Good Cookbook

By Abbie Cornish and Jacqueline King Schiller

Published 2019

  • About

Chia seeds have a great little party trick: When you mix them with water they turn into a gel. Ta-da! This makes them perfect for jam making. Just mix your strawberries (or any other fruits you love) with these tiny seeds, and you’ll get a beautiful, fresh-tasting jam that is just the right consistency without using tons of sugar.


  • 3 cups (495 g) sliced strawberries, plus
  • 8 whole strawberries, hulled


Place the sliced strawberries in a medium skillet and heat over medium heat. Gently stir until the strawberries begin to break down and the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes.

Transfer the cooked berries to a high-speed blender and add the fresh berries, chia seeds, syrup or honey, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest and briefly blend until it reaches a jam-like consistency.