Strawberries are a delicious, nutritious and versatile fruit. They taste great on their own but can also be incorporated into all types of recipes, from sweet to savory. Some strawberry recipes make strawberries the star of the show, while in others, they’re a solid but noticeable co-star. No matter how you use strawberries in recipes, you’ll never be sorry you did!
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This fruit is not only delicious, but filled with healthy nutrients. Strawberries are sweet, vibrant and juicy. They’re also packed with vitamin C, folate and potassium, as well as dietary fiber and antioxidants. So whether you love spending an afternoon strawberry picking or prefer to buy some fresh strawberries at your local farmers market or grocery store, don’t miss out on grabbing some while they’re in season. There’s truly no better time to eat them!
Of course, strawberries taste great when eaten right off the vine. But they can also be added to a variety of sweet and savory dishes, adding fresh and vibrant flavor and color to meals. Here are some delicious and easy strawberry recipes that make the most of this delectable fruit.
Strawberries are the star of the show in desserts like strawberry shortcake, strawberry parfaits and strawberry ice cream. They’re also scrumptious when covered with chocolate and can be used to top cakes or tarts.
Savor a guilt-free, heavenly treat with this healthy twist on a strawberry parfait that uses creamy yogurt instead of whipped cream.
Strawberries can add a pop of color and sweetness to any salad and pair especially well with savory greens like arugula, nuts, cheese and vinaigrettes. Add a handful of sliced strawberries to any green salad to take it up a notch – you won’t be sorry!
Experience a delightful burst of flavors with this mixed green salad, tossed in a sweet and tangy chocolate balsamic dressing that features fresh berries and mandarin oranges.
When it comes to strawberry recipes you’ll want to scoff down, try smoothies, cocktails or mocktails made with strawberries. This fruit works great in most sweet drink recipes and will make your palate sing!
Who can resist a deliciously sweet strawberry smoothie, packed with heart-healthy goodness? This rich and creamy blend is easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients.
It’s easy to think of adding strawberries to sweet treats, but they’re also the perfect accompaniment to more savory dishes. The sweet and tangy flavors of strawberries pair well with savory flavors, such as those in salads, sandwiches, breakfast bowls, salsas, soups and meat-filled main dishes.
Perfectly ripe strawberries join creamy avocado, red onions and jalapeños in this zesty salsa recipe. Serve as a dip with baked tortilla chips or use it as a heart-healthy dressing.
Whether you're looking to make a healthy dessert, salad, or drink, strawberries are a great way to add a bit of vibrant flair. They taste fresh, offer loads of nutrients and can elevate your dishes to something that goes beyond the ordinary. The next time you're in the kitchen, consider cooking with strawberries to enjoy all their delicious possibilities!
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