30+ 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, then turn them into any one of these delicious dishes.
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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-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.


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

Bring this strawberry salad with Burrata and candied walnuts on your next picnic for an easy, fresh side.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry & Burrata Salad

Honey-Roasted Strawberry Sundaes

honey-roasted strawberry sundaes

This sweet and zesty strawberry topping tastes delicious on just about any ice cream.

Recipe: Try our Honey-Roasted Strawberry Sundaes

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake  

strawberry tres leches cake

Turn a box of cake mix into a beautiful dessert that looks so much more difficult than it is.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Tres Leches Cake 

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa   

Strawberry Ice Cream Taco with Fruit Salsa

Once you make the cookie shell, just pile on your ice cream and toppings for a sweet summery treat.

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

Cherries, strawberries, grapes, and raspberries with some basil and balsamic make for one beautiful salad.

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

Serve this sweet strawberry and clementine salad with cod potato cakes for a healthy and flavorful meal.

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

Strawberry-Mango Tart   

Strawberry-Mango Tart

This fruity dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth without weighing you down.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Mango Tart 

Tomato, Watermelon & Strawberry Agua Fresca   

tomato, watermelon & strawberry agua fresca

Blend all your ingredients, add in water, and enjoy!

Recipe: Try our Tomato, Watermelon & Strawberry Agua Fresca 

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler   

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler

A chocolatey-strawberry filling topped with chocolate chip biscuits is our new favorite way to enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Recipe: Try our Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cobbler 

Fruity Spinach Salad   

Fruity Spinach Salad

Once you see how easy this salad is to whip up, you'll make it all summer long.

Recipe: Try our Fruity Spinach Salad 

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast  

strawberry cheesecake french toast

This decadent start to your morning includes thick brioche, whipped cream, and graham crackers.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Lemon, Mascarpone & Strawberry Pie 

Lemon, Mascarpone & Strawberry Pie

Lemon curd and strawberries give this quick pie bright flavor. You won't believe it only takes 24 minutes to prep!

Recipe: Try our Lemon, Mascarpone & Strawberry Pie

Strawberry & Thyme Switchel Cocktail 

Leela Cyd’s Strawberry & Thyme Switchel

If you can't stop sipping this herby berry cocktail, don't worry: It doesn't have alcohol in it, just apple cider vinegar and sparkling water.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry & Thyme Switchel Cocktail

Fresh Strawberry Gelatin Surprise

fresh strawberry gelatin surprise

The surprise? A thick ribbon of vanilla panna cotta on the inside!

Recipe: Try our Fresh Strawberry Gelatin Surprise

Strawberry & Jalapeño Salsa

strawberry jalapeno salsa

Eat this sweet and spicy salsa with whatever you fancy—even just a fork!

Recipe: Try our Strawberry & Jalapeño Salsa

Strawberry-Tarragon Ice Pops

Strawberry-Tarragon Ice Pops

Minty cool tarragon and sweet strawberries mix with sugar for these simple pops. 

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Tarragon Ice Pops

Strawberry-Ginger Quick Jam

Strawberry-Ginger Quick Jam

Keep this four-ingredient jam on hand for all your favorite foods—pancakes, oatmeal, toast, and anything else your heart desires.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Ginger Quick Jam

Drunken Strawberries

drunken strawberries

Soak strawberries in red wine and cognac for a sweet, boozy ice cream topping.

Recipe: Try our Drunken Strawberries

Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Flaky white fish and a fresh berry salad is the 30-minute summer meal of your dreams.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Salad

Strawberry-Ricotta Parfait

Strawberry-Ricotta Parfait

Add almonds and almond extract to the classic strawberry-ricotta combo for a creamy, fresh parfait.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Ricotta Parfait

Strawberry-Prosecco Sparkler

strawberry prosecco sparkler

Prosecco, strawberries, bitters, and sugar cubes are all you need to get sipping on this seasonal drink. 

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Prosecco Sparkler

Strawberry Ice Cream Topping

strawberry topping

Pour this sauce over your ice cream, and watch the magic happen. 

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Ice Cream Topping

Strawberries & Cream Crispy Rice Bars

Strawberries & Cream Crispy Rice Bars

These taste just like strawberries and cream or, dare we say, better.

Recipe: Try our Strawberries & Cream Crispy Rice Bars

Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

pancakes with roasted strawberries

It's always a good morning when sweet roasted strawberries and pancakes are involved!

Recipe: Try our Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

Strawberry Cream Cheese Charlotte

strawberry cream cheese charlotte

Behind that wall of ladyfingers is a decadent filling of rich and citrusy cream cheese, syrupy strawberries, and pistachios.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Cream Cheese Charlotte

Strawberry Clouds

Strawberry Clouds

Strawberry clouds sound like the loveliest thing ever, and with a whipped cream base and crumbled meringue topping, they taste like it, too.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry Clouds

Strawberry-Basil Virgin Daiquiri

strawberry basil virgin daquiri

Lime, basil, and strawberry blended into a frozen bev—is there anything better?

Recipe: Try our Strawberry-Basil Virgin Daiquiri

Arugula, Strawberry & Feta Salad

arugula strawberry feta salad

A honey-vinegar dressing that can be whipped up in minutes makes this the tastiest, easiest summer salad you've ever had.

Recipe: Try our Arugula, Strawberry & Feta Salad

Frozen Strawberry Smoothie Pie

Frozen Strawberry Smoothie Pie

Don't be fooled by how pretty this looks. All you have to do is blend yogurt, bananas, and jam, pour it into a store-bought crust, and top with berries and store-bought granola. So simple, so delicious!

Recipe: Try our Frozen Strawberry Smoothie Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

Crumbly, buttery graham crackers, whipped cream cheese, and strawberry ice cream combine for a sweet and soft dessert with the perfect amount of crunch.

Recipe: Try our Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Crumble

Fresh Strawberry Butter

strawberry butter

This simple fruity butter will make your regular old toast feel super special.

Recipe: Try our Fresh Strawberry Butter

Strawberry & Ricotta Bruschetta

Strawberry & Ricotta Bruschetta

You might want to make two servings of this: eight slices for you, eight slices for everyone else.

Recipe: Try our Strawberry & Ricotta Bruschetta

Tangy Strawberry Lassi

Tangy Strawberry Lassi

It's like an extra-creamy strawberry milkshake with a touch of cardamom and lime zest. 

Recipe: Try our Tangy Strawberry Lassi

Pink-Peppercorn Strawberry Icebox Cake

pink peppercorn strawberry icebox cake

Make this after lunch and your creamy, dreamy icebox cake will be ready to eat by the time you're done with dinner.

Recipe: Try our Pink-Peppercorn Strawberry Icebox Cake