With the Poteet Strawberry festival around the corner, we are reminded that it’s officially Strawberry Season! As we dive into spring, with summer just around the corner, now’s the time to grab a pint of fresh strawberries and whip up some strawberry masterpieces. Our team has rounded up some of our favorite strawberry dishes (both savory and sweet) to help you make the most of summer’s berry bounty. Here, 10 strawberry recipes to make now.
These pancakes from Bon Appétit will be in rotation all season long. A vibrant strawberry compote comes together quickly and is then spooned over lacy pancakes made entirely with sweet and nutty cornmeal (gluten-free, baby!).
We are obsessing over this chocolate granola from blogger Fork Knife Spoon. The cocoa-dusted clusters work with any in-season fruit, but we especially love it with roasted strawberries. Roasting the berries concentrates their flavor and is a great way to enhance the color and taste of the early-season pickings.
This easy roasted balsamic salmon from blog Life as a Strawberry is topped with a quick strawberry salsa that’s perfect for summer weeknights! It’s ready in under 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.
Three of nature’s best ingredients — strawberries, watermelon and cucumbers — make this cool, crunchy salad. It’s the perfect refreshing side for all your spring and summer picnics, BBQ’s and pool parties.. Did we mention it’s also SO easy to make? Get the recipe from blogger Two Peas and Their Pod here.
When picking up your first haul of fresh strawberries you may want to give this Dark Chocolate Strawberry Tart from Some the Wiser a try. The fudgy chocolate filling is unbelievably good with the buttery shortbread crust and tart berries.
This gorgeous upside-down strawberry cake is the ultimate summer snacker. It’s an excellent sidekick to your afternoon tea (or morning coffee) and is an ideal summer baking project when you’re taking it a little easier. Speaking of easy, while you can mix up your own vanilla cake batter, we keep it extra simple by using boxed yellow cake mix so that you can truly whip this up at any time.
Make this refreshing cocktail when the strawberries are abundant and are a deep, juicy red. The combination of herbal gin and bitter Campari calls to mind the profile of a classic Negroni, but if these spirits are not for you, feel free to skip the Campari altogether or swap out the gin for vodka or a light golden rum. Or, keep it completely alcohol-free by simply mixing the homemade strawberry-black pepper syrup with seltzer and a sprig of basil.
We’ve all heard of pies, crisps and cobblers, but have you ever tried a pandowdy? This incredibly easy dessert has all of the elements of a fruit pie—juicy filling, golden-brown pastry crust—but it requires a fraction of the effort. It’s a beautifully rustic dessert with bits of pastry that are crispy on top and soaked in fruit juices on the bottom.
Everyone loves a good strawberry shortcake, but what makes this one so spectacular are the scone-like biscuits (made with a few secret ingredients) and of course the freshest strawberries you can find.
Hungry for something a little more on the savory side? Strawberries can do that, too! These super snackable strawberry-avocado toasts require just a few ingredients, including strawberries, burrata and fresh basil. Top with a drizzle of balsamic and boom—you have a meal in minutes, straight from the market to your belly.