If you love strawberries as much as I do then this post is going to be your favorite! I looooove when it starts to get warm outside and the sun is coming out more! It means that SUMMER is coming and I am here for it!! Not only are there so many fun things happening with my kids and our family but the food is absolutely unbeatable! Fresh, delicious, and SOO GOOD, strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. I add them to just about anything and it instantly becomes better!
You would think that after all of these years that strawberry recipes would be old news but it’s just the opposite! I am constantly coming up with more and more ideas on what they would be good in. It just keeps getting better and better! I have rounded up all of my favorite tried and true recipes that I know that you will love! Ranging from delicious salads to sweet desserts, these strawberry recipes are the absolute best!
The key to really good strawberry recipes must start with a really good strawberry! I have come up with some tips on how to pick them, how to store them, and a few more. These tips will help you out as you get a start on making all of these recipes! Enjoy!
Mold: When you are looking for strawberries at the store, there are a few things to look for. First, inspect the package and make sure that there is no mold on any of the strawberries. This spreads fast so if it’s on one, it will soon be on them all!
Color: After you’ve inspected them for mold, then, look at the color. Too dark means that they are very ripe and will probably have a few mushy spots. Too yellow near the top means that they are more tart. Get a clamshell filled with ones that are just red.
Leftover strawberries: I will have leftover strawberries that are too ripe to eat just plain. These ones are fantastic to put into this strawberry recipe for a smoothie or to use in jam!
How to freeze strawberries: If you find a great deal on strawberries at your grocery store then you should snatch them up! Once you get home wash them, cut off the green tops and slice them up. Place them on a baking sheet (make sure none of them are touching) and put them in your freezer for 1-4 hours until frozen. Then, take them out and put them in a sealed, airtight container or ziplock bag. Place them in your freezer and they can last up to 6 months!
Strawberry Poke Cake
Incredibly light and tasty, this strawberry poke cake will be the star of any gathering! It's airy, soft, and brings that fresh strawberry taste into every single bite!
Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam is a sweet and chunky jam that you can make quickly and enjoy for up to a year! Once you see how easy it is to make this strawberry jam, you will never buy it from a store again!
Cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect party treat filled with a creamy and smooth cream cheese filling. Topped with a graham cracker crumb, they are juicy, tangy, and sweet all at the same time. This easy and quick dessert is unbelievably delicious and impossible to resist!
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
5 from 8 votes
Fresh strawberries, sliced avocados, slivered almonds and feta cheese all tossed together with a homemade poppyseed dressing. This strawberry avocado spinach salad is so fresh and delicious and is a recipe that everyone will be raving about!
Easy Strawberry Bruschetta is an elegant appetizer that is vibrant and full of flavor! Fresh cut strawberries, warm goat cheese layered on a crunchy baguette slice, topped with a creamy balsamic glaze that melts in your mouth with every bite!
This quick and easy recipe for Homemade Strawberry Sauce is a must-have! This is a great way to use up fresh summer strawberries or to keep the ones you have in the fridge from going bad. I include plenty of tips for making your sauce thinner or thicker and glossier, too!
Strawberry Shortcake is an easy-to-make, simple sweet biscuit base, sweetened whipped cream, and fresh strawberries dessert! It's the perfect summer dessert and great for making ahead to serve to guests on a whim.
This easy and fresh strawberry pie features sweet, juicy strawberries, and a flaky, homemade crust all covered in juicy berry glaze. Top it off with a dollop of whipping cream for some extra indulgence, and you have the best summer dessert ever!
Strawberry spinach salad is a perfect combination of fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, crunchy onions, and soft feta cheese; all tossed together with a creamy poppyseed dressing! All the flavor, texture, and deliciousness in one bowl!
Amazing Strawberry Peanut Butter Pieis layered with pure deliciousness! A pretzel crust, a creamy peanut butter center, and topped with the most important, Lucky Leaf Strawberry fruit filling! You will love this easy to make pie!
Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad with an Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing
5 from 5 votes
Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad is an easy to make spinach salad with crisp apples, pears and strawberries hidden throughout. Topped with feta cheese, crunchy pecans and tossed in a delicious apple cider dressing!
This easy-to-make strawberry cobbler is loaded up with fresh strawberries and topped with a sweet vanilla cake. It's a crisp crust on the outside and is soft and buttery on the inside. Top with some vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat!
This Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe is the ultimate dessert for your summer cookout or barbecue! A moist strawberry cake is topped with a creamy lemon frosting — it’s fresh and fruity and made with real strawberries! Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly.
No Bake Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pie! This frozen pie is perfect for warmer weather! No baking needed, and the pie itself is a creamy cool strawberry and cream flavor. Made with greek yogurt, real cream, and fresh strawberry puree! All on top of a pretzel crust.
Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies. These homemade brownies are loaded up with a layer of creamy cheesecake then swirled with a sweet strawberry sauce for a pop of color and flavor! Spoon the extra strawberry sauce over the top for an extra special dessert!
Triple Berry Kale Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing
5 from 1 vote
Triple Berry Kale Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing is made with delicious fresh summer berries and is tossed with kale, crunchy almonds and topped with feta cheese. A healthy and light salad that is perfect for summer!
Delicious ripe strawberries come together with creamy avocados, basil, and feta cheese making one unforgettable salad! The pasta adds a new and delicious texture and makes this salad perfect and unique!
I make this dessert all of the time. I usually just use my homemade strawberry jam for the topping, but was out of it when I made it this time. It is great either way, but I liked using up some of my awesome jam. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.