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 sweet or savory dishes and are easy to find year round, although the price is generally lower when they are in full season. They 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 jams for later enjoyment by freezing, dehydrating or canning.
Strawberries only last 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 the air to 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.
Looking for some inspiration to upgrade your strawberry game? Don’t get me wrong – I love snacking on fresh strawberries raw, all by themselves, with nothing else! However, I’m also obsessed with these fun ideas, so give them a try!
Here are 80 delicious ways to enjoy these sweet berries in this Ultimate Simple Strawberry Recipes Collection!
Strawberry Recipes for Salads
Nothing says springtime harvests quite like beets and strawberries do when paired together! This recipe has many of the same ingredients that you’ll find in the above salad – but of course, with extra color via the beets.
If you love those store bought Greek yogurt bars but dislike all the added sugar, boy, do I have a recipe for you! This easy, kid-friendly recipe incorporates natural ingredients like yogurt strawberries, maple syrup, and vanilla for a tasty summertime treat.
Again, another kid-friendly recipe that’s a lot healthier than the store bought version. You’ll just need a few silicone molds to make these fruit snacks appealing to your kids with all kinds of shapes and styles!
20. Strawberry Pizza
Strawberry pizza is tender and sweet, made with a sweet cream cheese spread and a strawberry glaze. What’s not to love?
22. Strawberry Pie
24. Paleo Berry Pie
If you’re following the paleo diet, it might be disheartening to see that many of the recipes on this list aren’t exactly paleo-friendly. Have I got the recipe for you!
27. Strawberry Milk
These delicious strawberry oatmeal bars are healthy enough that you can eat them as a snack, or for breakfast, lunch, dinner – or all of the above!
31. Strawberry Cake
This low fat strawberry cake is easy to make and ready to eat in less than two hours.
32. Strawberry Crisp
Who doesn’t love strawberry crisp? While I’m partial to apple crisp, myself, this strawberry crisp comes in as a close second.
I love regular blondies, but somehow, the chocolatey version just doesn’t sit as well for me in the springtime. These strawberry lemon blondies are the perfect alternative!
These tasty treats go great with a steaming cup of coffee!
This cake is so good you’ll want to eat it right out of the pan – with – you guessed it! – a big spoon.
You can’t go wrong with a simple strawberry cobbler, now can you?
Strawberry sorbet is another simple dish that comes together fast. With few ingredients, it’s also quite healthy.
38. Strawberry Bliss
This dessert recipe has an all-star lineup of ingredients, including cream cheese, strawberry jam, and vanilla pudding mix.
Strawberry cookies are easier (and quicker) to make than you might think. Here’s a fast and easy recipe to try.
This shortbread recipe can be eaten like a cake, or made into a smaller batch to shape into cookies. It’s diverse – and delicious!
The name sounds fancy but these biscuits are super easy to make.
This recipe has all kinds of fun ingredients, like orange blossom honey and red wine.
Are you looking for a romantic snack to share with your honey on Valentine’s Day? These berries are absolutely tantalizing.
44. Strawberry Sauce
This strawberry sauce is another recipe that’s easy to make. Once you whip up a large batch, you can use it for all kinds of dishes, breakfasts to desserts alike.
I’ve included a basic strawberry bread recipe below, but if you want to add a heartier crunch to your dish, this strawberry bread with pecans is to die for.
Made with phyllo dough and field-fresh strawberries, this strudel is flaky and buttery – and absolutely perfect.
Why just eat strawberries when you could have – strawberry whipped cream? This recipe can be put on just about anything, from strawberry shortcake to chocolate pie.
48. Strawberry Bread
Here’s that plain Jane strawberry bread recipe I promised you! It’s freezer-friendly, too.
You might not think of cottage cheese as a strawberry accompaniment, but give it a try – trust me, you won’t regret it.
If you haven’t had a fool yet, you’re missing out. Give this classic strawberry rhubarb variation a try!
With ingredients like green tea, unsweetened coconut milk, and plenty of strawberries, this beverage is reminiscent of your favorite Starbucks drink (without all the calories and sugar, of course).
This strawberry slushie is perfect for these surprisingly hot June days.
Can’t decide whether you want to make shortcake or cupcakes? This recipe will let you get the best of both worlds.
You aren’t dreaming – these delicious bars combine decadent ingredients like cream cheese, white chocolate, and Cool Whip for amazing flavor – oh, and lots of strawberries, of course!
These strawberry muffins have cinnamon, strawberries, and all kinds of other delicious ingredients to make them ideal for a breakfast on the go.
This dish is sure to impress your brunch guests. The ricotta makes it super savory while the strawberries and powdered sugar add the perfect touch of sweetness.
57. Strawberry Puree
Know you want to make something with your strawberries – but just aren’t sure what yet? If so, you may want to whip up a batch of this strawberry puree and stick it in the freezer. You’ll always have something on hand at a moment’s notice!
These strawberry scones will literally melt in your mouth!
Here’s another recipe for strawberry ice cream, but this one is JUST strawberry with no extra flavors added in.
These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are perfect for holiday parties!
Here’s another fun recipe to try for breakfast (or snack) any day of the year.
You can’t go wrong with this filling strawberry pound cake recipe.
With hearty ingredients like eggs, almond extract, and of course, strawberries, this bread will go a long way in any household.
This classic cake recipe from the ‘50s gets a summery spin with plenty of strawberries and powdered sugar!
65. Strawberry Juice
Another simple, healthy recipe to try is this one for strawberry juice. It’s sweetened naturally with agave nectar!
This crustless fresh strawberry pie is made with ingredients like fresh strawberries, eggs, and almond extract – but without the crust, you lose a lot of the calories. Healthy, right?
Macerated strawberries can be eaten on their own but they can also be used in a variety of other recipes, too.
68. Strawberry Fool
Here’s the classic strawberry fool recipe for you to try!
You can’t go wrong with a simple pink frosted cake.
This is one of my favorite dinner recipes that uses strawberries. It tastes great over spinach salad or with some wild rice!
Another fun dinner recipe, this focaccia bread tastes great with pasta or even as a meal all by itself.
Ready to get the grill fired up? This barbequed strawberry chicken recipe will have you ready for BBQ season.
This uber-healthy dinner recipe tastes wonderful with roasted potatoes!
This simple pizza is surprisingly quick to whip up. Another freezer-friendly pick too!
Here’s another simple salad to try.
You’ve had regular bruschetta – now here comes strawberry bruschetta! You won’t regret switching things up – trust me.
Here’s another fancy strawberry recipe for your next dinner party.
After all the cooking you’ve done, you deserve a drink! Here’s a simple strawberry margarita recipe to try.
Here’s one more decadent strawberry dessert you can make.
So what are you waiting for? With this list, there’s now more ways than ever before to enjoy strawberries during every season of the year.
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.
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