17 Best Strawberry Recipes

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Here are the best strawberry recipes for enjoying those sweet ripe berries, from strawberry salad dressing to pie!

Strawberry recipes

Who doesn’t love strawberries, right? These ruby red burst of sweet flavor are everyone’s favorite berry. Alex and I have all sorts of favorite strawberry recipes, from strawberry shortcake to strawberry pie. And one of our newest favorites tops the list: a refreshing strawberry salad with double the strawberries: both sliced and blended into a strawberry salad dressing!

Strawberry spinach salad

When to buy strawberries

Before we get to the recipe: a quick note on berries! If you live in the US, you can buy strawberries at the grocery store any time of the year. But out of season, especially in the dead of winter in the Midwest, many grocery store strawberries are devoid of flavor. They’re basically tart: not even a hint of sweetness! Now, we’re not here to shame you for buying out of season berries. Just know that when strawberries are in season, they are exponentially tastier than buying out of season berries flown across the country.

If you can find local in season strawberries, perhaps at a farmers market, they are intensely sweet. My first time biting into a local strawberry here in Indiana was transcendental, to say the least. It was a bite of the purest pure strawberry flavor I had ever tasted. THIS is what a strawberry is supposed to taste like, I realized! From then on, we committed to buying local, in season berries as much as possible. All that to stay: these strawberry recipes taste great with any strawberries: but if you use sweet, ripe local strawberries, they will taste extraordinary.

We’re getting hungry just talking about it, so let’s just get to the list!

And now, our top strawberry recipes!

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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