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Strawberry recipes celebrate summer berries

Strawberry recipes are summer perfection

13 Summer Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry season means you can pick loads of berries, which is a fun activity even young children can enjoy. After you’ve filled up several flats with berries, you’ll need to figure out what to do with them, and we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up strawberry recipes to help you savor summer berries — from cocktails and appetizers to salads and sweet desserts.

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Strawberry recipes to start your party

Strawberry Shortcake Moonshine from Pink Heels Pink Truck will quickly become your go-to summer cocktail. After some trial and error, she found the perfect recipe to balance the tartness and sweetness naturally found in her favorite summer berry.

My Wife Can Cook offers a simple combination of ingredients for Coconut Rum Strawberry Daiquiris. Frozen cocktails are always a hit during sweltering summer days, and the coconut rum brings a tropical twist to a traditional daiquiri.

Eat Healthy, Eat Simple put together the delicious Super Simple Strawberry Peach Smoothie for an easy way to add some summer fruit to your meals. Whether you’re starting your day with the smoothie or using it as an afternoon snack, you’ll love the way it tastes exactly like summer.

Strawberry Overnight French Toast from Eat, Live, and Play is one of those breakfasts filled with flavor that you sometimes save for holidays or birthdays. Since you can do the prep work the night before, you can add this to your summer vacation rotation for a special start to any brunch.

The Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries from Spend with Pennies would make a tasty dessert, but they’re also an unexpected appetizer for summer parties. These can be prepped in advance, so you can make them the day before a barbecue and pull them out when needed.

Sensational strawberry salads

Blackened Chicken with Strawberry Salad from Paleo Leap combines two summer favorites — grilled chicken and sweet summer strawberries. The entire recipe is paleo-friendly, including the vinaigrette, making it a lovely entree salad for summer dinners.

Healthy Liv put together a Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing you’ll want to make for every lunch this summer. The sweetness of the berries and the dressing balances the salty pecans and feta cheese, providing enough flavor to complete a vegetarian meal.

Sweet desserts burst with strawberries

Grilled Strawberry and Nutella Quesadillas from Garnish With Lemon are a simple treat that seem more complicated than they are. Basically, they’re the perfect way to make your kids — or picnic guests — think you’re a grill master, while delivering a unique dessert.

Healthy Sweet Eats offers the Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Chunk Strawberry Frozen Yogurt that’s ideal for hot summer afternoons. While this treat looks decadent, many people will have each of the five ingredients readily available, which means you can make this anytime you’d like!

If you can’t get enough strawberries, then the Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Frosting is the dessert for you. Read Chop Eat created a cake bursting with berries — the frosting itself looks so delicious you might have to make a double batch just for dipping extra berries!

The Strawberry Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble Bars from Baking the Goods make me wish I had rhubarb growing in my backyard, because I would absolutely whip these up today. Strawberry and rhubarb pair beautifully, and the inclusion of the ginger adds a little snap to the recipe.

Little Broken gives a classic dessert a fun twist with her Strawberry Shortcake Cake. The cake is simple but delicious, and the brightness of the strawberries against the white, whipped topping will look beautiful on your table.

Strawberry Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles from Fine, Fresh & Food satisfy summer popsicle cravings while providing a bit of nutrition. The creamy, frozen treats combine tartness with sweet flavors to create a refreshing, satisfying dessert.

What’s your favorite way to use summer strawberries?

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

2 Comments
  • June 23, 2015

    We can’t get enough strawberries in my house! These look wonderful, I love the variety. Thank you so much for including me!

  • June 23, 2015

    Thanks so much for including my strawberry salad recipe! I can’t wait to try out some of these other recipes, too, like the overnight strawberry French toast. YUM!

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