Sweet & Savory Strawberry Recipes to Cook all Summer
Easy Summer Strawberry Recipes
For both kids and adults alike it is hard to ignore a fresh crate of bright red strawberries gleaming in the early summer sun. While eating the batch you’ve just purchased from your local produce market by the handful is a perfectly acceptable option, you may want to consider other ways to cook up your abundance of strawberries. Fiorentino’s Farm Market, a fresh fruit and vegetable market, highlights our 10 all-time favorite strawberry recipes which are perfect for ripe & overripe fruit alike.
10 Delicious Summer Strawberry Recipes
Strawberry Shortcake: You can’t feature strawberry recipes without first mentioning this classic dessert! Whether you make from scratch or use premade biscuits, the star of this dish is the fresh strawberries from your local farmers market.
Roasted Strawberry, Avocado & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese: Similar to the grilled cheese sandwich featured in our Blueberry Recipes blog, this elevates and puts a unique spin on a classic childhood favorite. Visit Ambitious Kitchen to find the ingredients and preparation steps.
Strawberry, Mango & Mint Fruit Salad: An easy and refreshing summer dessert or poolside snack. Simply cut and combine the ingredients and drizzle with a 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
Goat Cheese & Strawberry Salad: There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a salad dressed with the freshest produce and ingredients. To make this unique & savory strawberry recipe first lay down a bed of mixed baby greens and top with strawberries, cucumbers, red onion, croutons and drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette. Get the full recipe here, which includes homemade goat cheese croutons!
Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade: Puree the strawberries in a blend and strain through a fine sieve to remove any seeds. Add to your favorite store bought or homemade lemonade and sip on this delicious beverage all summer long!
Strawberry Salsa: There are so many ways easy ways to whip up strawberry salsa! Eat with crunchy tortilla chips or add on top of grilled chicken or pork. Some of our favorites include:
- Strawberries, avocado, radishes, lime juice & cilantro
- Strawberries, dried cranberries, avocado, crushed red pepper & cilantro
- Strawberries, scallions, radishes, chives, lime juice, avocado, salt & pepper
Strawberry BBQ Sauce: Blend together strawberries, chili sauce, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice & zest, brown sugar and cayenne pepper. This unique, delicious spin on BBQ sauce tastes amazing on fish, pork and chicken.
Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing: Soak sliced strawberries into a bowl of balsamic vinegar and organic honey; let sit for 30 minutes. Add the mixture plus olive oil, salt and pepper to a food processor and blend until smooth. Use this homemade dressing on green salads, pasta salads or charred collards, kale, spinach and more!
Strawberry Bruschetta: These are the perfect bite-sized appetizer for any warm weather party. Mix a large bowl of strawberries, nectarines, grape tomatoes, herbs & spices and olive oil. Toast & slice fresh baguette bread into small pieces, spread a thin layer of goat cheese, top with the mixture and drizzle with balsamic dressing.
Strawberry, Turkey & Brie Panini: Upgrade your classic Monte Cristo sandwich with an unexpected twist. Add fresh thinly sliced strawberries to a turkey and brie Panini; this will definitely be a staple for your backyard BBQs all summer long!