20 Unconventional Recipe Ideas Using Strawberries
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20 Unconventional Recipe Ideas Using Strawberries

We have no self control. When strawberries are involved, that is. Nothing beckons us to the farmers market like these bright beauties. We could literally eat an entire bushel of the juicy fruits (in one sitting), but half the fun is dreaming up a dozen different delicious dishes to create with them. We’ve already dished about the most delicious strawberry shortcake eats and frozen berry treats but our latest quest involves fresh strawberries. Check out all the ways you can make the most of your berry finds!

1. Strawberry Mango Salsa: Salsa. You’ve been doing it all wrong. The flavors of strawberry, mango, jalapeño, lime and cilantro mingle to create a sweet ‘n’ spicy version so good, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. (via Damn Delicious)

2. Strawberry Mascarpone Yogurt Pie: What’s this? Oh, just a little pie — er, half a pie. Turns out, this strawberry pie with a twist is pretty tasty. (via Dessert for Two)

3. Strawberry Balsamic Chicken: This is basically the beginning of a love story. Girl makes strawberry balsamic chicken. Boy is smitten. Yes, food is the international language of love, folks. (via Gimme Some Oven

4. Strawberry Meringue: They’re so fluffy, we’re gonna die! These beautifully swirled meringue puffs are almost too pretty to eat. (via Bakers Royale)

5. Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette: Spinach never looked so sweet. Whip up this strawberry vinaigrette dressing and get everyone to eat their greens. (via Sulia)

6. Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze: Cinnamon? Check. Cream cheese glaze? Check. Strawberries — wait, what? Yup, just when you thought cinnamon rolls couldn’t possibly improve, strawberries happened. (via The Recipe Critic)

7. Strawberry Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Smoked Bacon: Y-U-M. This might be the pizza of our dreams. We’re not dreaming, are we? (via Seeded at the Table)

8. Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water: Why drink plain water when the simple addition fruit and mint makes it extraordinary? Meeting your hydration goals is a breeze with this refreshing flavored water. (via Back to Her Roots)

9. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins: Muffins? Meh. Strawberry chocolate chip muffins? Yeah! (via Averie Cooks)

10. Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps: Never heard of berries on pizza? Let us enlighten you. Melty brie covers a crisp mini pizza here and things get sweet when berries are added. As they heat, the flavor intensifies. Hmmm, we’re thinking pizza for dinner. You? (via Half Baked Harvest)

11. Strawberry Chocolate Nutella Cake: Trigger warning: Don’t click on this link if you’re hungry. We clicked. And 20 minutes later we’re surrounded by flour, strawberries and an array of bowls and baking pans. This recipe is irresistible. (via The Pioneer Woman)

12. Strawberry Sauce: It’s okay to have dreams, right? In our dreams, every food is slathered generously with our new favorite topping: strawberry sauce. It’s definitely addictive. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! (via Baked by Rachel)

13. Whipped Strawberry Butter: When fresh strawberries are available by the bucketful, we get out the mixer and whip up strawberry butter. Five minutes and three ingredients are all it takes to make this ultra-delicious spread (and it makes a lovely edible gift, too!) (via The Pretty Bee)

14. Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese: Your new most-loved sandwich recipe awaits. A toasty baguette slice houses a strawberry bruschetta cheese melt that is some kind of wonderful. (via Foodie Crush)

15. Strawberries and Cream Pancakes: Real talk: Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. While they’re still our number one pick for breakfast or brunch, there’s nothing simpler (or more comforting!) than a warm stack of the cakes after a busy day. Strawberries top off the ensemble perfectly. Aaaand pancake night just got a whole lot sweeter. (via House of Yumm)

16. Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse: This is one of those desserts that gets your heart pumping a bit faster. This mousse is smooth and sweet and only gets better when you top it off with a generous scoop of fresh fruit. (via I Heart Nap Time)

17. Cannoli Strawberries: Wait, did someone say no-bake? These tasty five-ingredient berry bites are a total no-brainer! (via Foxes Loves Lemons)

18. Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese: You’ll love digging into this guilt-free salad. It features healthy ingredients like spinach, quinoa, avocado and goat cheese, plus a touch of strawberry sweetness. The best part is, during warm weather you can whip up this meal without having the oven on full blast. (via Closet Cooking)

19. Strawberry Pretzel Tart: Here it is: Your go-to recipe for summer entertaining. This pretzel-crusted berry tart plays the sweet ‘n’ salty card well. Better make two. Your friends will be begging for more (and you’ll totally down the leftovers for breakfast!) (via Yammie’s Noshery)

20. Nutella Stuffed Strawberries: Chocolate-covered strawberries have been at the top of our favorite foods list since — well, forever, but that classic might be taking a backseat to this modern Nutella version. Why deal with the mess of melted chocolate and the effort of perfectly dipping each berry when you can simply pipe Nutella into them? Umm, yumm! (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

What’s your fave way to use up a strawberry stash (if you don’t eat them first!)? Dish about your favorite ways to enjoy the berries below.