In honor of Texas’ annual Poteet Strawberry Festival each spring, we’re officially declaring it strawberry season! As we dive into the warm-weather months, 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, a dozen strawberry recipes to make now.
No-Churn Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
Velvety, homemade ice cream is made easy, with no churning required for this Goodtaste original recipe. Sweetened condensed milk is the secret here, infused with roasted strawberry puree and a handful of chopped fresh basil to intensify the flavor. The soft pink sweetness and color are beautifully garnished with some basil leaves and fresh strawberries.
Coconut Panna Cotta with Roasted Strawberries
The Italian classic is easier to make than you think! In this no-bake recipe from MyFitnessPal, traditional cream is replaced by coconut milk with just a touch of honey or agave and a splash of vanilla. This silky-smooth pudding is simple and decadent—the perfect make-ahead, dairy-free dessert.
Cornmeal Pancakes with Strawberry Compote
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!).
Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Bowls with Chocolate-Coconut Granola
We are obsessing over this chocolate granola from Fork Knife Swoon. 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.
Balsamic Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
This easy roasted salmon dish from Life as a Strawberry is topped with a quick strawberry salsa that’s perfect for warm-weather weeknights! It’s ready in under 30 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.
Strawberry Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
Three of nature’s best ingredients—strawberries, watermelon, and cucumbers—make up this cool, crunchy salad. It’s the perfect refreshing side for all your spring and summer picnics, BBQs, and pool parties. Did we mention it’s also so easy to make? Get the recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Tart
When picking up your first haul of fresh strawberries, you may want to give this tart from Some the Wiser a try. The fudgy chocolate filling is unbelievably good with the buttery shortbread crust and tart berries.
Upside-Down Strawberry Snack Cake
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.
Strawberry Gin Spritzer
Make this refreshing cocktail when strawberries are abundant and 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 this beverage completely alcohol-free by simply mixing the homemade strawberry and 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 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 from Bon Appétit so spectacular are the scone-like biscuits (made with a few secret ingredients) and, of course, the freshest strawberries you can find.
Grilled Strawberry Avocado Toasts with Burrata
Hungry for something a little more on the savory side? Strawberries can deliver that! These super-snackable strawberry-avocado toasts from Food & Wine 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.
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