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I love strawberries, they are easily my favorite fruit – sweet, with a little tartness, they are just delicious. But, it wasn’t until I started growing them myself and got a bumper crop from reading How to Grow Strawberries From Scraps, that I realized how versatile they were. I had more strawberries than I knew what to do with and once I had made several jars of jam and a few strawberry fruit pies, I needed some new ideas.
It was then that I discovered how many different ways strawberries can be used. There are of course lots of fantastic sweet strawberry recipes, but also lots of scrummy savory strawberry dishes that will excite the palate in new ways. Once you have enjoyed your new culinary delights, you can wash it all down with some of the refreshing strawberry beverages I’ve found.
I’ve found a great mix of recipes that use both fresh strawberries and freeze-dried strawberries, so you can preserve some of your strawberry crop to use at a later date. There is sure to be a recipe to please everyone in these 101 strawberry recipes.
Sweet Strawberry Recipes
Make the most of the sweet and succulent berries with this wide selection of delightful strawberry desserts with a few breakfast recipes thrown in there. From the classic strawberry jams to beautiful baked goods, and to frozen delights to tasty snacks, there are so many delicious sweet strawberry recipes to try.
A healthier strawberry dessert at just 100 calories each, these oatmeal bars are made with fresh strawberries, a whole grain butter crumb topping, and a sweet vanilla glaze. Crunchy, fruity, and delicious.
This simple strawberry jam recipe is a great way to use leftover or frozen strawberries. The jam is sweet and juicy, with a hint of sharpness from lemon juice.
Featuring all the best parts of the British classic, this strawberry dessert consists of a moist sponge cake topped with whipped cream, meringue, and fresh strawberries.
Lighter than traditional ice cream, this refreshing summer treat is sweet with fresh strawberries, which complements zingy rhubarb to perfection. Serve on its own or with a strawberry sauce.
A delicious vegan strawberry dessert, these no-bake bars have a sumptuous cashew and strawberry cream center, and silky chocolate topping. Great for an afternoon treat.
This strawberry recipe takes a little effort, but it’s definitely worth it. Light sponge, fruity strawberry jelly, and rich dark chocolate, can you think of a better combination?
Start your day off right with this delicious and easy strawberry breakfast recipe. Packed with fresh strawberry and creamy oats, with the crunch of pistachios. It can be dairy-free and vegan.
A quick and easy version of the classic cannoli consisting of a sugar cone stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese and fresh strawberry filling. A garnish of chocolate chips adds an extra touch of luxury.
Indulgent and delicious, a sweet shortcrust pastry tart is filled with silky milk chocolate ganache and topped with champagne-infused strawberries. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
An easy recipe for fresh strawberries or freeze-dried strawberry, these buttery cookies are bursting with fruity flavor. From bowl to plate in less than 30 minutes.
No strawberry recipe list would be complete without a strawberry tart. This rustic version is made with crunchy semolina pastry, strawberry jams, and heaps of fresh strawberries.
A time-saving ice cream terrine recipe that utilizes pre-made ice lollies crushed and swirled together with fresh strawberries and raspberries for a refreshing and cool summer dessert.
This vegan strawberry dessert doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Crispy gluten-free quinoa flour pastry is stuffed with juicy fresh strawberries infused with orange blossom and lemon syrup.
Baking with strawberries can be so rewarding. These croissant/muffin hybrids utilize ready-made dough stuffed with lightly-spiced fresh strawberries, for the perfect bake.
Ready in just 15 minutes, these bite-sized treats are the perfect strawberry party food. Tangy whipped feta works so well with sweet strawberries, honey, and balsamic glaze. Save time with ready-made pastry shells.
The delicate flavor of tarragon gives a subtle fragrant twist which really complements the sweet strawberries and rich set cream. A light strawberry dessert to perfectly finish off any meal.
A super simple and healthy strawberry dessert. For this fresh and refreshing dessert all, you need are fresh strawberries. Blitz in a food processor, freeze, and voila, strawberry granita.
Fresh strawberries, stuffed with silky dark chocolate, and finished with a pinch of sea salt to intensify the flavors. A simple take on the chocolate and strawberry combination.
Quick and easy to make, these crumb bars are delicious to eat and not too sweet. With a buttery crumb base, these bars and can be made with either fresh or frozen strawberries.
A delicious strawberry snack and healthy treat, these frozen yogurt bars are rich in flavor and texture. It can be made with both fresh and freeze-dried strawberries.
Looking for a delicious strawberry snack? You’ve found it with these soft and light muffins full of creamy coconut, zesty lime, and topped with sweet strawberries.
A delicious no-bake strawberry dessert that is also vegan and healthy. The creamy cheesecake slice is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and delicious strawberries.
Made with just three ingredients, this ice cream is the perfect recipe for frozen strawberries. The vegan dessert gets its creamy consistency from frozen bananas…very clever!
This recipe uses a ready-made strawberry cake mix, but it can be modified to give a more intense flavor by adding fresh strawberries into a regular cake or brownie batter.
Treat yourself with this indulgent strawberry dessert. A shortbread cookie base is topped with creamy chocolate fudge, tangy strawberry jam, and sweet roasted strawberries.
Looking for a new strawberry jam recipe? This simple version is given some extra sweetness with fragrant and creamy vanilla bean paste, plus some tartness from fresh apples.
Showcase your perfectly ripe strawberries in this classic summer dessert. The juicy berry is the star of the show, with the tartness of the fruit beautifully complementing sweet, crunchy meringue.
Strawberry and white chocolate is a classic flavor combination and it works so well in these gooey cookies. Amp up the strawberry flavor by adding fresh or freeze-dried strawberries to the cookie batter.
Chocolate Oreo crust, delicious fresh strawberries, and a luxurious chocolate filling, this no-bake strawberry dessert is a real showstopper. Serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Not your ordinary French toast, this decadent version is stuffed with sweetened cream cheese and fresh strawberries. Possibly the best strawberry dessert recipe ever!
A healthy strawberry snack, these fruit rollups are all-natural without any artificial colors or sweeteners. So easy to make and it’s fun to experiment with different flavor combinations.
This light strawberry banana bread is butter-free, but still so soft and fluffy that you’d never know it. Naturally sweetened and loaded with fresh strawberries, this is a great alternative to the traditional favorite.
This meringue has everything you’d want: crisp outer shell and chewy interior with juicy strawberries swirled throughout. A delicious strawberry sweet treat that’s perfect with a cup of coffee.
These flaky strawberry snack bars are so rich and buttery, you’d never know they were made without flour or butter. A great gluten-free strawberry recipe that uses homemade jam.
This yummy strawberry Jello cake uses just four ingredients and will be a real hit at parties. It’s a refreshing and moist dessert with an indulgent Cool Whip topping.
Shake up breakfast with this healthy strawberry cheesecake bake. It’s easy to make, full of sweet and tangy flavors, and is gluten-free and vegan. Serve to the family for breakfast and they won’t be disappointed.
Take a simple chocolate brownie to the next level by stuffing with frosting mixed with oodles of fresh strawberries. The juicy berries really cut through the richness of the chocolate so the cake is perfectly balanced.
Looking for an easy summer dessert? Try this lovely labneh features thick Greek yogurt, macerated strawberries, honey, and pistachios. Serve with buttery biscuits for dipping on the side.
A great recipe for freeze-dried strawberries these creamy chocolate truffles are so easy to make at home. The punchy flavor of freeze-dried strawberries works beautifully with rich dark chocolate. They are little mouthfuls of heaven.
The whole family will love these gooey chocolate brownies topped with a creamy strawberry cheesecake. For extra decadence, serve with a strawberry sauce made from fresh fruit.
If you find the classic Italian dessert a little heavy, you’re sure to love the freshness of this Strawberry tiramisu. The berries give a nice fruity bite to the rich mascarpone custard base and sweet ladyfingers.
Savory Strawberry Recipes
What you may not know about strawberries, is how well they work in savory dishes. The summer berry it amazing in salads, but it can also be incorporated in chicken, fish, and other meat dishes with amazing results. Take a look at the wide variety of savory strawberry recipes, I’m sure there are some you will be dying to try.
This healthy strawberry lunch recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a light lunch or a fresh side salad. It’s got layers of flavor with earthy spinach, sweet berries, nutty feta, and a zingy poppy seed dressing.
Strawberries and avocados make a beautiful pairing and when made into a salsa they bring an extra dimension of flavor to grilled chicken. The sweet creaminess of the salsa cools down a zingy cilantro lime marinade.
Have some extra fresh strawberries to use up? Why not add them to your usual grilled cheese sandwich. Balsamic roasted strawberries and fresh basil leaves work so well with gooey cheese.
A great savory recipe using strawberries are these little lollipop pies. The hand pies feature puff pastry stuffed with creamy brie and balsamic strawberries. Perfect to serve at parties.
A stunning medley of beautifully cooked salmon and salad greens tossed in a feta vinaigrette and wrapped in a spinach tortilla. It makes an excellent lunch when teamed with hummus and pita chips.
A summer celebration on a plate, this savory strawberry recipe is packed full of fresh flavors that really compliment pan-fried shrimp. So colorful and so delicious!
These pork chops are moist and spicy, with a hint of strawberry sweetness. This recipe uses strawberry jam, so why not make your own from any leftover fruits that are on the riper side.
Sweet summer strawberries pair wonderfully with the acidity of ripe cherry tomatoes. Sweet balsamic and fresh basil add extra layers of flavor to this simple dish.
Strawberries paired with spinach and goat cheese, topped with toasted pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette. Transform this strawberry side dish into a main dish by adding a complementing protein like grilled chicken breasts or pork tenderloin.
Try out some new topping for your tacos and swap the traditional salsa for some thickly chopped strawberries and avocado. The sweet and creaminess of the strawberry salsa marry so well with taco spice.
A healthy strawberry lunch this fresh quinoa salad is full of sweet spring vegetables and fresh strawberries, topped with a zingy lime tahini dressing. It’s so simple but so delicious too!
This strawberry recipe is a great way to incorporate an extra serving of fruit into your evening meal. The sweet strawberry sauce has a hint of rosemary to complement the nutty chicken.
A really versatile sauce, this fruity, spicy, and tangy relish can add a punch to a simple cheese sandwich, makes a great BBQ marinade, or is a great tip for your favorite chips.
A little bit sweet and a little bit savory, this steak and strawberry salad is ready in just 25 minutes, so it’s perfect for a quick midweek dinner. The steak can be switched out for chicken or salmon as a delicious alternative.
You’re sure to love the excellent flavor combinations of this twist on the classic cream cheese. Sweet strawberry jam paired with salty bacon and creamy Havarti cheese is a taste sensation.
For the ultimate breakfast sandwich, slather an easy strawberry chili jam onto toasted bread stuffed with crispy bacon and topped with a fried egg. What a great way to start the day.
Stuffed with roast beef smothered in a strawberry and goat cheese spread, this sandwich is bursting with flavor with every mouthful. The strawberry and goats cheese sauce is versatile and can be used in so many ways.
A great savory recipe for strawberries, these chicken salad bowls are full of goodness. The sweet and creamy flavor of strawberry and avocado are complemented with crispy bacon and crumbly feta cheese.
This is a super easy strawberry recipe and a really delicious breakfast. It features smashed avocado, fresh scrambled eggs, and juicy strawberries, piled high on a seeded toast, and topped with toasted pine nuts.
The sweetness of fresh strawberries and the freshness of mint is such a stunning flavor combination and is the perfect topping for smokey grilled toast. A simple strawberry recipe and a beautiful summer snack.
Flaky pastry cut into hearts and filled with creamy brie and a dollop of homemade strawberry jam. Served on a lollipop stick for the perfect strawberry party food. You can substitute brie for another cheese and feta or Camembert will work really well.
Juicy grilled chicken with a pecan butter marinade is given extra flavor and texture with the addition of crunchy nuts and sweet strawberries. A healthy lunch or dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy!
The sweet and tart flavors of strawberries marry beautifully with the earthiness of spring greens in this light and fresh salad. Juicy orange segments, sweet almonds, and creamy feta add extra dimensions of flavor and texture.
A gorgeous strawberry appetizer has a dreamy mix of the sweet and savory. Fresh strawberries are covered in goat cheese flavored with thyme and honey and then rolled in pistachios. Stunning!
Another great strawberry party food is these simple savory poppers. Chipotle seasoning gives a spicy twist to the sweet fruit and better yet, they can be made in just minutes.
Move over olives, focaccia has a new star topping and it’s the juicy strawberry. The bread is chewy and salty, and the strawberries add a sweet jamminess. The bread is finished with fresh basil for a touch of an aromatic flavor.
These goat cheese and strawberry appetizers are super simple to make. A quick nutritious snack with the classic combination of goat cheese and strawberries, plus some onion for an extra zing.
Yes, you can even have strawberries with pasta. The berries, when teamed with a little chopped mint and lots of lemon, make for a super refreshing pasta salad. If you like spice, add some chopped jalapenos.
This strawberry recipe is so simple and uses just four ingredients, so it is ready in just a few minutes. A bright summer salad with all the flavors of Italy, including mozzarella, pesto, and balsamic.
Strawberries add a fruity zing to the timeless pairing of blue cheese and steak. It adds lightness and sweetness that cuts through the strong flavors of the salad.
This savory strawberry soup is light and refreshing, with onions, cucumber, and roasted red pepper. The tomatoes of a traditional gazpacho are swapped out for strawberries, which have a similar flavor profile.
Another great recipe for fresh strawberries is this BBQ chicken and it has the added bonus of being very easy to make. Delicious sticky and smokey chicken with sweet and juicy strawberries.
Searching for an exciting new fish dish? Why not jazz up your seared salmon with a sweet strawberry, red pepper, basil, and honey relish. The relish will work really well with a meaty white fish too.
This is the perfect side slaw for your BBQ. It’s tangy, crunchy, and is bursting with flavors, such as earthy broccoli, smooth white beans, sweet strawberries, fresh basil, and zingy lemon zest.
Pork tenderloin medallions paired with fresh strawberries is a match made in heaven, made even more stunning with a tangy and creamy feta garnish. A great way to cook with strawberries.
Avocado boats are filled with spiced chickpeas and chunky strawberry salsa. It’s an explosion of flavor and makes the perfect healthy and light lunch.
These colorful snacks are a quick and healthy strawberry appetizer that will satisfy any palette. The brie is whipped so it is light and airy, mixed with herbs, and stuffed into fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Drinks Recipes
I’ve found so many wonderful ways to use strawberries in a wide array of beverages, From refreshing summer drinks to healthy breakfast smoothies, there is a strawberry beverage for everyone. Some of these strawberry drink recipes include alcohol, but they can be made virgin, simply by leaving the alcohol out, while still being delicious.
This strawberry beverage is super easy to make and is so refreshing on hot summer days. Fresh strawberries and lemons give a really intense and authentic flavor that is hard to find in store-bought lemonade.
The perfect strawberry drink for brunch made from fresh berries, white wine, club soda, and whatever other fruit you have lying around. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
This slushy strawberry cocktail is best made when the fruit is in season and at its ripest. Made from just four ingredients, you can serve up this thirst quencher in less than ten minutes.
The secret to this creamy, thick milkshake is lots of frozen strawberries and bananas, and a scoop of ice cream to add some extra indulgence.
Only three ingredients are needed to create these refreshing summer drinks. All you need are frozen strawberries, fresh basil leaves, and cider of your choice ( this can be switched out for apple juice or lemonade).
For a refreshing summer strawberry drink, try this cooler recipe that features seasonal berries, zesty lemon, and fragrant thyme. It’s the perfect strawberry drink for a barbecue or picnic.
Mix up these easy strawberry cocktails by muddling strawberries with lime, mint, and sugar, adding a shot of rum, and topping up with sparkling water. For a virgin strawberry mojito, just leave out the rum.
Get your day started right with this quick, nutritious, and oh so tasty banana and strawberry breakfast smoothie. The addition of wheat germ or bran flakes will help keep you full until lunchtime.
The national drink of Brazil, the Strawberry Caipirinha tastes like summer in a glass. Fruity strawberries, sugar liquor, fragrant basil, and zingy lime, make for a refreshing cocktail.
Serve up an interesting breakfast with these avocado and strawberry layer shakes. It is refreshing and healthy, as well as being low in sugar and high in flavor.
This strawberry mocktail has all the citrus and minty flavors of the classic cocktail but without the alcohol. The kids will love the fruity alcohol-free cocktail and the adults will love it too.
Where strawberry dessert meets drink, this stunning smoothie has all the flavors of a fruity cheesecake in a glass. Garnish with a whipped cream topping, fresh strawberries, and some chocolate shavings if desired.
Another easy strawberry cocktail recipe that is fruity and sweet with coconut. The thirst-quenching drink is made up of just four ingredients and is so simple to make. Perfect for a special occasion!
A grown-up and healthy take on the classic milkshake, which is flavored with sweet roasted strawberries and fresh basil. The thick and creamy milkshake is topped with a delicious pistachio and cacao crumb.
While best enjoyed in the summer, this frosty strawberry drink is a year-round treat. With just four ingredients, this recipe can be whipped up in minutes and is sweet with fresh strawberries and zesty with lime juice.
A delicious strawberry smoothie that combines the heartiness of oatmeal with the silky texture of a smoothie. Gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein and fiber, it’s a great healthy snack or easy breakfast.
Strawberry gives a slight tartness to the sweet caramelized flavor of the grilled pineapple and this combination works beautifully in white wine or prosecco sangria.
Packed with vitamin C this fresh strawberry drink is as fruity as it is refreshing. The zing of strawberry and orange spritzer is sweetened to taste with maple syrup and served over crushed ice.
A grown-up version of the classic slush drink, the fruity frozen drink features fresh strawberries, Rose wine, and some sugar (or honey) for sweetness. The Rose can be swapped for lemonade if you want an alcohol-free version.
Take a classic sweet tea recipe and take it up a notch by packing it full of fresh strawberries. The sweet berries pack a real punch of flavor in this fruit-infused iced tea. Mix up the flavor with different varieties of tea.
This simple and refreshing strawberry cocktail is perfect for summer nights. A sweet whiskey cocktail made with a delicious and easy strawberry syrup that can be used in a number of beverages or over ice cream.
Nothing like the strawberry milk you get in the store, this Korean version is made with fresh chunks of strawberry and homemade strawberry syrup. It will be just as tasty with dairy-free milk, creamy and fruity.
101. Strawberry Gin Smash
The sweet juiciness of strawberries is a great pairing for the tartness of gin. This great strawberry cocktail is a little like a mojito, but with the rum replaced with gin.