6 Best Strawberry Recipes To Try This Summer



When I think of summer, I immediately think of strawberries. Yes, these days they tend to be available year round but in the summer they’re in season which means they’re extra sweet, extra fresh and extra juicy. It’s the best time to add them into your breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, just add them to everything and then eat some extra ones on the side. And in case you can’t think of strawberry based recipes on your own, we’ve compiled a list for you. Pick ones you like best, try them, let us know what you think.

1. Strawberry Mousse

I hear the word mousse and I’m already interested, add strawberries to it and it’s my dream food. This particular recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make. Whip the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks and put it in the fridge to chill a little. Take the rest of the ingredients and mix them in the blender until smooth. Now fold the mixture in with the whipped cream and chill before serving. It’s that easy.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)
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2. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

We all know and love chocolate chip cookies but these strawberry shortcake ones are so good that once you try them you might be torn which ones are your favorite. To make these first of all, preheat the oven to 375F. Combine strawberries, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar. In a separate bowl combine

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • Coarse sugar, for sprinkling
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3. Homemade Strawberry Poptarts

Store bought pop tarts are a favorite treat amongst many. It reminds you of childhood and it’s full of sugar, so we see the appeal. However, these homemade ones are even better. All you have to do is to combine flour, sugar, salt, butter, shortening in the food processor until it forms a coarse meal and then add water and process until it just starts to hold together. Divide into 2 parts and refrigerate for half an hour. In the meantime make the filling by combining cold water with cornstarch, add the jam and simmer until it thickens a bit. Roll out the dough, cut it up into equal pop tart shapes, add the filling, use the egg wash to stick the two sides together and brush some egg wash on top too. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F. Let them cool before serving.

Ingredients:

Pastry crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces (1 stick)
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 6 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 large egg mixed with 2 tablespoons milk (eggwash to brush over the edges and top)

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam or your favorite flavor
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
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4. Strawberry Angel Food Lush

There’s a reason this is called angel food. It’s absolutely delicious and it’s actually easy to make. You just need some premade angel food cake, cut it into serving size squares and line a pan with it. Then make the cream cheese layer by blending it with powdered sugar and some milk. Spread over the cake. Then whip the heavy cream with some powdered sugar and vanilla extract until it forms peaks, layer on top. And finally mix the strawberries with glaze and layer on top. Refrigerate for a bit and you’re done.

Ingredients:

For the Cake

  • 14 ounces premade angel food cake

For the strawberry topping

  • 1 16-ounce package fresh strawberries washed, tops removed and sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup strawberry glaze

For the cream cheese layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

For the Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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5. Strawberry Pie

Here’s the easiest strawberry pie recipe you’ll ever read yet it’s absolutely scrumptious. We know you don’t always want to mess around with pie crusts, so just get a premade one and bake it according to instructions. To make the filling combine sugar and water and stir on medium heat until it dissolves, ass the cornstarch and keep whisking until the mixture turns somewhat clear, make sure there are no lumps. Remove from heat and mix in the jello until it dissolves, and finally add the strawberries. Let it cool and pour into the pie crust. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Ingredients:

  • 1 9 ” frozen pie crust baked
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 lb strawberries sliced
  • 1 3 oz pkg strawberry jello
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6. Detox Strawberry Chicken Salad

We’ve given you quite a few dessert options but here’s a healthy salad that you can have for lunch or dinner on any given day. You know it’s really healthy when you make your own dressing and this honey mustard one is absolutely yummy. Since it’s a salad you know it’s easy to make. Just grill some chicken, cut it up into pieces, mix together the sauce, assemble all the other ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with the dressing. A delicious and nutritious meal is ready.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Honey Dijon Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
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