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It's Strawberry Season! 10 Strawberry Recipes & Buying Guide

Americans eat an average of 8 pounds of fresh strawberries a year. Get the best ones—and keep them that way—with our handy guide.
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Buy

Look for deep-red berries that are shiny and firm with fresh green leaves. Watch out for white “shoulders”: Strawberries won’t ripen further once they’ve been picked. And if your budget allows, spring for organic; nonorganic strawberries are found to have high levels of pesticide residue and top the Dirty Dozen list.

Store

Store-bought berries are often packed tightly, which can cause them to deteriorate quickly. To keep them fresher longer, arrange the berries in a single layer on a paper towel in a plastic container with a lid. Stored that way, they’ll keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Prep

Wash berries just before eating. Rinse, then pat dry before hulling them. If you’re the patient sort, let your strawberries stand for about an hour at room temperature before eating. They’ll taste even sweeter!

Try these recipes!

Strawberry & Burrata Salad

Strawberry & Burrata Salad

Recipe: Try Our Strawberry & Burrata Salad

Honey-Roasted Strawberry Sundaes

honey-roasted strawberry sundaes

Recipe: Try Our Honey-Roasted Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake  

strawberry tres leches cake

Recipe: Try Our Strawberry Tres Leches Cake 

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa   

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa

Recipe: Try Our Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa 

Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil   

Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Basil

Recipe: Try Our Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil 

Abby Newman's Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cakes   

Abby Newman's Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cakes

Recipe: Try Abby Newman's Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cakes 

Strawberry-Mango Tart   

Strawberry-Mango Tart

Recipe: Try Our Strawberry-Mango Tart 

Tomato, Watermelon & Strawberry Agua Fresca   

tomato, watermelon & strawberry agua fresca

Recipe: Try Our Tomato, Watermelon & Strawberry Agua Fresca 

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler   

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler

Recipe: Try Our Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler 

Fruity Spinach Salad   

Fruity Spinach Salad

Recipe: Try Our Fruity Spinach Salad