Seasonal Sensations: 18+ Fresh Strawberry Recipes

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Strawberry season is upon us, and it’s time to break out the strawberry recipes! I don’t know about you, but I wait all year for strawberry picking in early summer. If you’re a parent, you know that while it’s a fun outing, you spend 89% of the day shouting things like, “Don’t pick the green berries,” and “No, that one’s rotten,” and “For the love of Pete, stop eating them off the ground!” Okay, maybe that’s just my experience berry picking with kids.

But now that you hopefully have bucketfuls of strawberries coming out of your ears, it’s time to put them to good use! And if you haven’t been to the strawberry fields, a big ol’ Costco container works, too. Here are some of our favorite ideas and strawberry recipes so you can get the most out of this tasty fruit!

No-Bake Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Pie

This pie is just asking to be eaten super poolside under a big ol’ umbrella.

Combine 3/4 cup of sugar, 3 Tbsp cornstarch, and 1-1/2 cup of water; cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring often. Remove from heat and add 3 oz jello; stir until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly, then gently mix in 3 cups of hulled, sliced strawberries. Pour into pre-baked pie crust and refrigerate until filling is set. Before serving, top with Cool Whip or whipped cream.

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Everybody loves parfaits, right?

Hull 1 lb of fresh strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl with 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp lemon zest, and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir well to combine, then set aside for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, combine 1.5 cups of graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl, and stir until the crumbs are moistened. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip together 2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract with a hand mixer for about a minute on medium-high speed until the mixture is smooth and combined.

To assemble the parfaits, place a few spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture into the bottom of a glass. Next, add a layer of buttery graham cracker crumbs. Top that with a layer of strawberries (leave the excess liquid behind and discard), then repeat with one more of each layer. Chill the parfaits for about an hour in the refrigerator before serving, and enjoy!

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White Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

Truffles aren’t as hard as they look–in fact, with no baking and just a few ingredients, you’ll have a “fancy dessert” to impress anyone. Check out the recipe here.

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Strawberry Raspberry Creamsicles

Frosty, tasty, and refreshing–perfect for a hot day!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 80 kcal


  • 6 popsicle molds
  • 6 popsicle sticks


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (greek or regular)
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries and raspberries. Blend until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract (if using), until well combined.
  • Pour the fruit puree into the yogurt mixture and gently stir until fully incorporated.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or maple syrup if desired.
  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion.
  • Insert popsicle sticks into the molds.
  • Place the molds in the freezer and freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until the popsicles are completely frozen.
  • Once frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds by running them under warm water for a few seconds. Gently pull the popsicles out. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1popsicleCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 19mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword dessert, summer
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Sweet and Savory Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Caprese Salad

This is one of those recipes you can serve at a party because it feels fancy but only takes a few minutes to whip up.

On a large serving platter, arrange 2 cups of hulled and sliced strawberries, 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes, and 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella balls. Scatter 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves across the assembled ingredients.

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of olive oil, two tablespoons of balsamic reduction, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic reduction mixture over the arranged strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Use a large spoon to gently toss the ingredients, ensuring they are well-coated with the dressing.

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Strawberry Kale Salad with Tempeh Bacon

Kale is truly a super-food, and when you combine its earthy bitterness with the sweetness of strawberries, you have this delectable spring salad. Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

One of my favorite ways to spice up my salads in the summer is with fresh, seasonal fruit. It always adds just a little extra something.

In a large salad bowl, combine 6 cups of fresh baby spinach, 2 cups of hulled and sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onions, and 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese. Toss lightly to mix, then set aside.

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and one tablespoon of honey. Whisk until combined.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sliced almonds over the salad, then drizzle the dressing over the salad. Use two large spoons to gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are well coated with the dressing. Arrange a handful of the salad on a serving plate, ensuring a good mix of spinach, strawberries, onions, cheese, and almonds in each serving.

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

I LOVE bruschetta, but after a while, the same old recipe can get old hat. I love this spin on the classic. Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

There’s nothing like chips and salsa–it’s really the perfect appetizer to any meal, especially in the summer. Check out this fabulous recipe here.

Grilled Strawberries and Cream

The grill always adds a bit of caramelization and depth to a fruit’s flavor–it’s really just something you’ve got to try. Preheat your (clean) grill to low-medium. Hull 1 pint of strawberries and rinse them under cold water. Add them directly to your grill and cook, rotating them frequently, until start to soften (about 5 minutes). Remove the strawberries from the grill and place them in a medium bowl. While they are still warm, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and honey. Add 1-2 grinds of fresh black pepper. Stir gently and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

With a mixer, beat 3/4 cup of heavy cream, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract until the cream thickens. To serve, spoon some of the soft whipped cream into a bowl. Top with the strawberries and some of the juices. Enjoy immediately.

Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad

Light and breezy summer salads like this are the perfect side to any summer meal. I can’t wait to make a batch and take it to the beach. Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Recipes: Baking Edition

Easy Strawberry Crisp Bars

This recipe is gluten-free and easy-peasy!

Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 10″ x 7″ baking pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine 3 cups of fresh hulled and chopped strawberries with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon gluten-free all-purpose flour, then mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt together. Whisk until combined.

Add one beaten egg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 cup of solid coconut oil to the flour mixture, and use two knives to cut at the coconut oil and the mixture until you get a sand-like crumbly texture. Scoop 3/4 of the mixture onto the parchment-lined baking pan and press the mixture down evenly and as firmly as you can with the back of a spoon.

Bake the crust for 10 minutes until lightly brown, then pour the strawberry mixture over the crust and spread it out evenly to cover the whole surface. Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture evenly over. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the crumb topping is golden brown and crispy. Allow the bars to cool completely, then slice and serve. 

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Strawberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are so OUT. Hear me when I say: strawberries are the superior muffin flavor.

Preheat the oven to 360˚F. In a large bowl, combine one heaping cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1-1/2 tsp baking powder into a small mixing bowl and stir. Crack one egg into the center and add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, and mix. Gradually pour in 1/2 cup of milk and mix again. Finally, add 2 Tbsp of softened butter and combine, stirring thoroughly.

Fold in 8 sliced strawberries gently with a wooden spoon so they stay nice and chunky. Carefully spoon your muffin mixture into greased muffin tins, filling each 3/4 to the top. Pop them in the oven to bake for around 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Strawberry Banana Bread

Banana bread is always the perfect solution to those over-ripe bananas, but we love this twist on the classic recipe that adds one of the season’s best flavors. Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Shortcakes

Listen, if you want to buy pre-made shortcakes, I won’t tell anyone. But if you’re feeling adventurous, it may be worth making them from scratch with this strawberry shortcake recipe.

Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix together 3 cups of fresh hulled and sliced strawberries and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, then set aside to macerate. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, one tablespoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cut in 1/2 cup of cold, cubed unsalted butter using two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Pour in 2/3 cup of whole milk and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, then stir until just combined. Scoop out dough using an ice cream scoop or a spoon onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each. Bake the shortcakes in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

While the shortcakes are baking, prepare the whipped cream. In a large bowl, whip 1 cup of heavy cream, two tablespoons of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Once the shortcakes have cooled slightly, slice each in half horizontally. Spoon some of the macerated strawberries onto each shortcake bottom, then top with a dollop of whipped cream. Place the other half of the shortcake on top, and serve immediately.

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Strawberry Cookies

These are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but let’s be honest–they’re perfect any time of year with a glass of milk or a cup of tea! Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Sheet Cake

You really can’t go wrong with a sheet cake. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Topped with fresh whipped cream and you have *chef’s kiss* perfection. Check out the recipe here.

Strawberry Brownies

Blondies are out, strawberry brownies are IN. This twist on the classic dessert is perfect for any gathering or, well, eating on your couch with a glass of wine. Check out the recipe here!

Strawberry Sips

Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail

A fancy cocktail that uses the best, seasonal fruit of the season? Say no more.

Slice 5 hulled strawberries and place in a small bowl with 1-2 Tbsp sugar. Let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes. Combine strawberry/sugar mixture with 1/2 oz lemon juice and place in a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain this mixture into a measuring cup.

In a short glass, gently muddle two basil leaves, then fill with ice. Pour in strawberry mixture and 1-1/2 oz gin. Give it a good stir and top it with club soda. Garnish with more basil and sliced strawberries!

Strawberry Banana Kiwi Smoothie

Smoothies are my go-to breakfast on busy mornings, and this is one of my favorite easy recipes.

Looking for new ways to jazz up your morning routine? This quick and easy strawberry banana kiwi smoothie is the answer! Ideally, freeze the fresh strawberries and sliced fresh ripe bananas, overnight. If not, simply plan to add some ice cubes to your smoothie

To a blender, add two medium-sized kiwis (peeled), five frozen strawberries, ½ frozen, ripe banana, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, ¼ cup or vanilla or plain yogurt, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Add chia seeds if you want some extra nutrients. Enjoy!

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It’s Strawberry Season, Baby!

Whether you’ve braved the strawberry fields, visited the farmers market, or even just made a trip to Kroger, we hope you stocked up on the best produce of the season–strawberries. And if you haven’t, there’s still time! Now that you have some ideas for tasty and fresh strawberry recipes, you’re all set!

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