The Best Strawberry Recipes to Make Your Summer Special

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Make your summer extra special with these best strawberry recipes. They run the gamut from fresh to frozen to baked goods, from breakfast to lunch to dessert, from savory to sweet. 

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So there you are. Minding your own business in the produce section when you’re overcome by the sweet aroma of fresh strawberries.

The scent takes you back to a Proustian/Ratatouille moment in your childhood when your parents took you berry picking. You got to stand in the field and eat berries until your cheeks were stained red and your belly was full.

Strawberries are here! And with them that feeling that winter is truly gone. Summer is here. And life is good.

It’s a fantastic season, isn’t it? Not only can you find fresh, in-season strawberries at the farmer’s market and in the pick-your-own field, but the grocery store sales are plentiful, allowing you to snatch them up for as low as 98 cents a pound.

But things can go south. Stock up, sure, but don’t forget about those beauties. Don’t let them languish in the fridge, neglected and fuzzy. 

Make the most of the season with these strawberry recipes! 

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What can I do with fresh picked strawberries?

Fresh picked strawberries are delicious in salads, salsas, and desserts. You can enjoy them out of hand, or add them to all kinds of both sweet and savory dishes.

Scroll down for some of the best strawberry recipes to enjoy this summer.

Fresh strawberries will be shiny and firm, and blemish-free. Store them in a paper towel lined container with a lid in the refrigerator for up to a week.

What can I do with strawberries that are going bad?

Strawberries that are getting past their prime will lose their shine. They will have a darker, dull-looking appearance and will soften as they ripen. Use these in smoothies, baked goods, and sauces.

Do not use berries that have started to mold.

What should I serve with strawberries?

Strawberries are delicious on their own, but are also great with ice cream, whipped cream, granola, and yogurt. 

How do I freeze fresh strawberries?

This video does a great job explaining how to store fresh strawberries in the fridge as well as how to freeze them.

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What can I make with strawberries?

I’m glad you asked! Check out our favorite strawberry recipes to help you make the most of your season.

Strawberry Recipes

Learn what to do with fresh picked strawberries as well as those that are about to go bad. These strawberry recipes run the gamut from sweet to savory, baked to fresh to frozen, and are guaranteed to please everyone at your table.

How to Store Strawberries to Keep Them Fresh

Make the most of your strawberry purchases. Learn to store them in a way that keeps them fresh in the fridge or preserves them in the freezer.

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Spinach Salad with Chicken and Strawberries

Strawberries can make your savory dishes sing with their punch of sweet-tart goodness. Try this delicious salad of spinach, chicken, avocado, and almonds. Perfect for fresh-picked strawberries!

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Try Strawberry Salsa for a Fun Summer Twist

Swap out tomatoes for another red, juicy fruit in your next batch of pico de gallo. This strawberry salsa give make your grilled chicken a fun, summer twist.

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Strawberry Oatcakes

Rich and buttery, dotted with bites of juicy strawberry, these oatcakes make for a tasty summer breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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Strawberry Lemonade

Enjoy your strawberry harvest down to the last drop when you blend up a batch of strawberry lemonade, a perfect summertime sipper.

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Chocolate Strawberry Scones

Chocolate and strawberries are perfect partners, especially when baked into these crisp, buttery scones.

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Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

Blend up ripe strawberries, mango, and banana into a frosty concotion to help you keep your cool. This is the perfect recipe for strawberries that are ripening too quickly.

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Coconut Berry Salad Recipe

Top a melange of fresh summer berries with shredded coconut and chopped nuts for a simple breakfast or healthier dessert.

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Red Banana Smoothie: Pure and Simple

The Red Banana is simplicity itself: strawberries, bananas, milk, and ice blended together in a fortifying and refreshing smoothie.

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Nutty Berry Parfait with Dark Chocolate

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Greek yogurt, slivered almonds, and dark chocolate shavings take this berry parfait to new levels!

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Easy Overnight Oats

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Breakfast is ready to serve in minutes each morning when you make these luscious overnight oats.

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Strawberry and Chocolate Icebox Cakes

Icebox cakes are the easiest, no-bake desserts on the planet. Enhance yours with chocolate cookies and fresh strawberries.

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Summer's bounty, the strawberry is a perfect match for chocolate in this creamy, homemade ice cream.

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Pretzel Berry Dessert

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Everyone loves the classic, decadent berry and pretzel dessert! Make yours with raspberries or strawberries or both to make good use of summer berries.

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