This list of recipes to use up strawberries will come in handy when you are overflowing with summer produce! Learn what to make with strawberries, from sweet desserts to savory options, and lots of no-bake options.
So you went strawberry picking, got into a strawberry-hazed trance, and somehow came home with over 11 pounds of strawberries. No? Is that just me? ;)
Well fear not, because this roundup of recipes to use up strawberries is perfect for strawberry season! Strawberries are more versatile that many people think. I know some might be skeptical of having fruit in traditionally savory dish, but I think you might be pleasantly surprised. Not only do strawberries add sweetness, but they amp up the flavor when used as a replacement for sugar.
I always enjoy creating recipes using seasonal produce, especially living in New England, because I love supporting local farms. Most of the strawberries I used in developing the below recipes came from a farm in my own town, oftentimes picked from the fields by me! It doesn’t get more farm-to-table that that.
When it comes to abundant seasonal produce, it can be hard to figure out what to make with your piles of fruit and veg. We’ve all been there! But with this roundup of recipes, you can use up your summer strawberries before they go bad, and maybe find some new favorite recipes at the same time.
I’ve put this as #1 on the list for a reason! While strawberries are, of course, delicious in sweet applications, they bring a whole new dimension to savory dishes. This recipe will convince even the most ardent no-fruit-in-savory-food naysayers. Trust me, I used to be one of them!
2. Strawberry Buttercream by Two Sisters Crafting
This buttercream recipe calls for puréed strawberries – perfect for your farmstand haul!
This is one of the earlier recipes on my blog. I created it back when vegans were putting coconut milk in everything. While I’m not vegan anymore, this creamy, coconut-y ice cream can hold its own for any dessert. Because coconut milk is high in plant-based fat, it helps prevent the ice cream from getting too ice-y and hard. But because it’s dairy-free, you won’t have to worry about your lactose intolerance flaring up. You’re welcome! ;)
This is the perfect antioxidant-rich smoothie for hot summer days. Made with fresh strawberries and ginger, it’s also calming and soothing for the stomach!
Don’t skip out on those underripe green strawberries! When pickled they make the perfect tangy, peppery condiment. If you’ve never made pickles before, don’t be afraid! This recipe couldn’t be easier.
6. Strawberry Cupcakes from Grandbaby Cakes
This is a blog I’ve been relying upon heavily as I teach myself to bake, and I knew I had to include these delicious strawberry cupcakes in this post!
7. Spicy Strawberry Barbecue Sauce (Hidden Gem Recipe!)
Another delicious, underrated savory strawberry recipe. I have a lot of popular recipes on this site, but this is one I feel deserves way more clout. I think people see strawberry + barbecue sauce and = ew!! But the barbecue sauce you get at the grocery store is already sweetened, except with processed sugar. Strawberries provide a natural sweetness that also adds flavor to the sauce. It’s SO delicious, and so quick and easy to make at home!
8. Vegan Strawberry Crumble Muffins from The First Mess
Try these tasty, vegan muffins for a perfect summer breakfast!
Chia jam is a perfect, fiber-rich alternative to fussy pectin-based jam. It comes together quickly and yields a perfectly sweet and gooey result. This chia jam is perfect for yogurt on slathered on toast!
This might sound weird, but there was a period of time back when I was developing this strawberry milk recipe where I HAD to have it in my coffee. Fruit and coffee don’t always go together, but this delicately-flavored strawberry milk is perfect for almost anything. Try it with cereal, stick it in your smoothie, or just drink it on its own!
This cake is PERFECT for summer because it is no bake! That’s right, no hot oven required! Layers of sweet graham crackers and French Chantilly cream make this a surprisingly unfussy yet elegant summer dessert.
This recipe was inspired by a salad I had from Whole Foods a few summers ago. It combines kale with fresh berries, tossed with a tangy vinaigrette that ties it all together.
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