The humble strawberry boasts an amazing amount of Vitamin C (139% of the RDA) with only 49 calories per cup. It’s low glycemic, making it a perfect food for just about anyone. They can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads, ice cream or in cakes and pies. Simple strawberry recipes that feature the red jewel are some of the best, right?
They lend themselves equally to be in sweet or savory dishes and are easy to find year round, although the price is generally lower when they are in full season. hey are often in season from late February through June each year, depending on where you live.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy strawberries later in the season. You can preserve the juicy jems for later enjoyment by freezing, dehydrating or canning.
Strawberries only last fresh a short time, so enjoying them quickly in some simple strawberry recipes is the best option. So, how to keep your strawberries fresh?
- fill a large bowl with cool water and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar.
- Swirl the berries in the vinegar water for about 10 minutes to help kill off any mold spores that are on them. This will help extend their “shelf life” by a couple of days.
- Rinse carefully, then allow to air dry.
- Normally you would want to store them on the counter at room temperature, but I often will store mine in the fridge to help extend their life.
Here are over 45 delicious ways to enjoy these sweet berries in this Ultimate Simple Strawberry Recipes Collection!
Strawberry Recipes for Salads
Strawberry Recipes for Jellies and Jams
Fresh Strawberry Dessert Recipes
Strawberry Recipes For Pies and Cakes
Beverages using Strawberries
Ways To Preserve Strawberries for later
What are some of your favorite simple strawberry recipes? Which one will you try first? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.