25 Recipes for Serious Strawberry Lovers

Not sure what to do with the pints of strawberries you nabbed at the farmer's market? Check out this compilation of strawberry recipes for inspiration. This recipe collection has everything from ice cream to salads — all featuring that gorgeous summer berry!

Three strawberry recipe photos next to each other. The left is three golden strawberry muffins. The middle is a slice of fresh strawberry pie on a plate with the rest of the pie behind it. On the right is a strawberry salad with sliced cucumbers, almonds, cheese and greens.

Summer is when berries get their spotlight, and oh, do they shine bright! Strawberry season should be enjoyed in all its glory, with fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries in as many dishes as possible.

When you're lucky enough to have a few strawberries hanging around, I enjoy them in all sorts of different recipes. They make for a fantastic addition to salads, they’re a great way to start the day, and of course, they're brilliant in a variety of different desserts.

  • Strawberry Ice Cream

    Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
    Sally Vargas

    This may seem like your typical ice cream recipe, but it is far from it. The secret is in mixing cooked strawberries with fresh, pureed strawberries. This produces a bright and vivid strawberry flavor that is unbeatable.

  • Strawberry Shortcake

    Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
    Elise Bauer

    This classic recipe is ageless. Simple ingredients, fresh flavor, the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and it’s definitely one that’ll win the hearts of everyone who has the pleasure of tasting it.

  • Strawberry Guacamole

    Strawberry Guacamole
    Elise Bauer

    That’s right, we put strawberries IN guacamole. Sounds crazy, but the sweet juiciness from the strawberry is the perfect match for the chunky guacamole! Give it a whirl and we know you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

  • Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

    Strawberry Mascarpone Tart
    Elise Bauer

    Ever tried balsamic vinegar with strawberries? Oh, it is a match made in berry heaven. Add in creamy mascarpone and you have one dessert that will make your taste buds soar with delight.

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  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

    Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa
    Sabrina Modelle

    Every essence of summer is captured in these delightful tacos. Grilled fish, crunchy cabbage, and a bright, cheery salsa will take you straight to Happy Land!

  • Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

    Strawberry Yogurt Pops
    Sally Vargas

    Capture the fresh essence of strawberries in these popsicles! They’re not only nutritious but absolutely delicious. In fact, throw caution to the wind and enjoy one for breakfast!

  • Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

    Elise Bauer

    Some of the ingredients in these muffins may seem odd to you (i.e. balsamic vinegar and a touch of black pepper) but we promise that everything will come together in beautiful harmony. Pinky promise.

  • Fresh Strawberry Pie

    Homemade Strawberry Pie slice on serving plate
    Sally Vargas

    All roads paved with this fresh pie are roads you’ll want to travel. This pie is best served fresh, but we doubt you’ll be able to wait that long to eat it!

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  • Strawberry Buttermilk Overnight Oats

    Side view of a tray filled with a creamy coffee, the best overnight oats and a pint of strawberries.
    Alison Bickel

    Who knew it would only take 5 minutes of prep time for a delicious breakfast like this one? The berries, the buttermilk, the honey, the oats — it’s a dream come true!

  • Strawberry Italian Soda

    Strawberry Italian Soda

    Lori Rice / Simply Recipes

    Freshly made strawberry syrup with real strawberries mixes with club soda, lemon juice, and half and half for an Italian treat. Topped with fresh whipped cream and a cherry, it's a fruity, fizzy iced drink to savor on a summer day.

  • Strawberry Jam for Canning

    Strawberry Jam Surrounded by Toast on Plate, Utensils, and Tea Pot on Table

    Sally Vargas / Simply Recipes

    This is how you make summer last all year long—preserve the fresh flavor of strawberries in jam. There's no pectin in the recipe, just ripe strawberries, sugar, and a little lemon juice that simmer together until they're jelled. A hot water bath preserves the jam without the need for refrigeration.

  • Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad

    strawberry, quinoa, arugula salad
    Elise Bauer

    Strawberries add some natural sweetness to this protein powerhouse salad with arugula, almonds, and quinoa. A zesty orange balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over the salad adds brightness and an additional punch of flavor.

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  • Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule

    strawberry basil moscow mule
    Nancy Mitchell

    All the traditional Moscow Mule ingredients are in here—vodka, lime, ginger beer—plus strawberries and basil. The additions put a seasonal twist on the classic cocktail, perfect for a hot summer day.

  • Strawberry Mousse With White Chocolate

    Strawberry Mousse with white chocolate
    Sally Vargas

    This sophisticated dessert is the perfect make-ahead treat for dinner guests since it must chill several hours before serving. Just 6 ingredients including fresh strawberries, white chocolate, and heavy cream are all it takes to create this decadent, smooth, and creamy dessert.

  • Berries and Banana Fruit Salad

    blueberries, strawberries and banana salad
    Elise Bauer

    It doesn't get more simple than this red, white, and blue simple fruit salad tossed with honey and lemon juice. Perfect for summer potlucks or even just breakfast, it's a fast, easy, healthy dessert.

  • Vanilla Roasted Strawberries

    Vanilla Roasted Strawberries
    Alison Bickel

    Roasting strawberries with a split vanilla bean takes them to the next level depth of flavor and creates a nice, gooey syrup. Serve the roasted strawberries over vanilla cream, use them as the strawberries for strawberry shortcake, or stir them into oatmeal. 

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  • Watercress Salad With Strawberries and Feta

    Watercress Salad with Strawberries and Feta
    Sally Vargas

    This simple, beautiful spring salad has something sweet (juicy strawberries), salty (fresh feta), crunchy (toasted almonds), and refreshing (cucumbers). Watercress and radishes add spiciness to the salad that's drizzled with a Champagne vinaigrette.

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Finished chocolate-covered strawberries on a plate
    Elise Bauer

    It's simple, and so much less expensive than buying them, to make chocolate covered strawberries, and with this flexible recipe, you can make them with white, milk, or dark chocolate. Best served the day they're made, they will keep at room temperature for a day or two.

  • Ricotta-Mascarpone Mousse with Balsamic Strawberries

    Easy Ricotta Mascarpone Mousse Strawberries
    Elise Bauer

    This light-as-air ricotta-mascarpone mousse is oh-so-creamy and when topping fresh strawberries, sugar, and balsamic vinegar, it's a culinary delight. It's also an easy, make-ahead dessert.

  • Earl Grey Yogurt Cake with Strawberries

    Earl Grey Yogurt Cake on a white platter and topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
    Lori Rice

    Extra moist, lightly sweetened Earl Grey Yogurt Cake is something like a fluffy pound cake, infused with the citrusy tea. Topped with thick yogurt and macerated strawberries, it's a tangy treat.

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  • Frozen Strawberry Margarita

    Two blender margaritas in wide glasses garnished with strawberries.
    Elana Lepkowski

    A homemade frozen margarita is often something wholly different—and better— than what you get out at fast-casual restaurants. Made with frozen strawberries, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, tequila, and Cointreau, it's a refreshing treat. If you want to use fresh strawberries, plan ahead and freeze them until frozen solid first.

  • Microwave Strawberry Jam

    Microwave Strawberry Jam
    Elise Bauer

    Skeptical of microwave jam? It's as just jammy as the more laborious version, but easy enough to make with a young child. Perfect for canning-wary strawberry lovers who have a few pints of really ripe berries to use up.

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    strawberry rhubarb pie
    Elise Bauer

    Move over peanut butter and chocolate. The two great tastes that taste great together are actually strawberry and rhubarb (but it's not like a peanut butter cup isn't yummy, too). This spring pie is full of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb and so much flavor.

  • Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcakes

    Two plates with healthier strawberry shortcake set on a table with white linens. Shortcake is piled with sliced strawberries and whipped yogurt topping. A wire basket of strawberries is to the left of the plates.
    Alison Bickel

    Whole wheat flour and yogurt up the nutritional value of this shortcake. It's topped with fresh strawberries and freshly whipped cream that has some non-fat Greek yogurt in it, too, making it a little tangy.

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  • Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

    strawberry sangria
    Sally Vargas

    This sangria can be boozy or non-alcoholic. Fresh strawberry purée and basil simple syrup are the base of this batched drink. Elderflower liqueur and Prosecco make it boozy. Elderflower simple syrup and club soda make it non-alcoholic. Either way, it's a refreshing summer drink.