As the warm weather approaches, the strawberries grow and ripen. This summer, push your creative boundaries with these amazing strawberry recipes that will change the way you view strawberries. They will go from being an snack to munch on, to a vital ingredient in all of your summer cooking and baking. Soak in the sunshine and fill up on these delicious recipes that are sure to put a smile on your face, as well as on your guests.

 

1. No Bake Strawberry Tart

Looking for a last minute dessert to whip up before your guests arrive? This tart is filled with all the chocolatey and strawberry goodness that you can imagine and does not require any actual baking. It’s the best last minute recipe!

http://www.primallyinspired.com/no-bake-chocolate-strawberry-tart-paleo/# Photos By: Primally Inspired

 

2. Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

A protein packed salad with a sweet twist. This salad is great to bring to work for lunch or to serve on the side of a BBQ’d chicken, steak or salmon.

http://www.healthy-liv.com/strawberry-salad-poppyseed-dressing/ Photos By: Healthy Liv

 

3. Spring Cleansing Strawberry Detox Water

Sometimes the simplest way to use strawberries is the most effective. Try out this delicious strawberry infused water that is sure to quench your thirst and cleanse your body of any toxins.

http://www.watchwhatueat.com/strawberry-detox-water/ Photos By: Watch What U Eat

 

4. Chia Seed Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam can be packed with sugar and not a ton of nutritional benefits. Instead of making a batch of your regular jam, create a batch of this jam that is packed with nutrients, thanks to our favorite friend – chia seeds!

http://thebusybaker.ca/homemade-chia-seed-jam/ Photos By: The Busy Baker

 

5. Strawberry Sweet Rolls

A special treat on a Saturday morning is always welcome. Check out these pretty little rolls, smothered in rich and creamy icing. It’s the perfect summer comfort food that add an unexpected twist on the classic cinnamon roll recipe.

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/strawberry-sweet-rolls/ Photos By: A Spicy Perspective

 

6. Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Jalepeno Salsa

I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Salmon is an awesome summer meal, especially when it’s topped with in-season produce. Add a colorful salad as a perfect side dish to an amazing main dish.

http://reciperunner.com/grilled-salmon-strawberry-jalapeno-salsa/ Photos By: Recipe Runner

7.  5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

Strawberries can even make their way into Mexican food! Scoop up this sweet salsa with your favorite nacho chip as a great appetizer at a BBQ.

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/strawberry-salsa-recipe/ Photos By: Gimme Some Oven

 

8. French Strawberry Cake

Isn’t it so classy looking? This cake is perfect for a sweet little birthday party or maybe to accompany a cup of tea. Serve with some thick creme or whipped cream with some fresh strawberries to add to the sweet treat.

http://www.foodtasticmom.com/french-strawberry-cake/ Photos By: Foodtastic Mom

 

9. Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta

This recipe makes my mouth water! I put balsamic reduction and vinegar on everything, and I could eat strawberries for days. So, this is basically my new favorite thing. Serve as a yummy snack for a girls wine night!

http://www.emilybites.com/2016/07/strawberry-balsamic-bruschetta.html Photos By: Emily Bites

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10. Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Tired of the typical salad that features so much lettuce? When you eat this salad, it won’t even feel like you’re eating the same old salad! Only eat the good stuff in this salad, which is everything.

http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2017/03/24/strawberry-cucumber-salad-recipe/ Photos By: The Food Charlatan

11. Strawberry Quinoa Salad

A quinoa salad is a great option for a full meal because it is packed with protein and unprocessed carbs. If you really want to make it a meal, add some chicken or salmon.

http://www.emilybites.com/2017/04/strawberry-quinoa-salad.html Photos By: Emily Bites

12. Raw Strawberry Milkshake Fudge

It’s healthy fudge. Let that sink in for a second. Yes, it exists. Okay stop doing the happy dance and let’s focus on the article at hand. Sweetened with Maple Syrup, you can say goodbye to refined sugar and hello to a new way of desserting.

http://wallflowerkitchen.com/strawberry-milkshake-fudge/ Photos By: Wallflower Kitchen

 

13. Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

If you’re up for a more elaborate and impressive dessert that does have a guilt factor but is perfect for a cheat day, this is your recipe! Get a little crazy and make everything from scratch, including the icing and hand dipped strawberries. They will not disappoint!

http://www.garnishandglaze.com/2017/05/09/chocolate-dipped-strawberry-cupcakes-recipe/ Photos By: Garnish and Glaze

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14. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

“Strawberry Shortcake! Blueberry Pie!” Did you ever sing that on the playground when you were little? Well, now instead of thinking about boys when you hear that, you can start craving these sweet little kabobs that add a perfect sweet finish to a BBQ supper.

http://sugarapron.com/2015/04/17/strawberry-shortcake-kabobs/ Photos By: Sugarapron

 

15. Strawberry Basil Lemonade

I was so excited when I saw that this recipe wasn’t packed with sugar. Make a slightly sweet lemonade with a kick of basil. It looks super beautiful and is oh so refreshing.

https://ciaoflorentina.com/strawberry-basil-lemonade-recipe/ Photos By: Ciao Florentina

 

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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