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12 Delicious Ways to Use Strawberries

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6/1/2010 2:30 PM   :  85 comments   :  37,026 Views

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Looking for some new ways to use your strawberries? We've rounded up a variety of healthy and delicious strawberry recipes for you to try.

Strawberry Salsa Salmon

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Clean Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Soup

Chef Meg's Creamy Grilled Strawberry Sandwich

Red, White & Blueberry Crisp

Strawberry-Banana Flax Pancakes

Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Fruit Fondue

Strawberry Syrup

Grilled Fruit with Strawberry Dip

Strawberry Cocoa Smoothie

Which of these strawberry recipes will you be trying? Do you have other favorite strawberry recipes?


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  • 85
    The soup and the ricotta thing sound good - 7/5/2011   11:10:39 PM
  • 84
    I tried straxberry-chilli-chutney this weekend.Amazing flavour- try it, if you have a chance! - 6/7/2011   9:57:25 AM
  • 83
    This is just what I need! - 11/11/2010   6:27:30 AM
  • 82
    Thank you! .... just bought two cases from a local farmer, cleaned them up and put them in the freezer for year round smoothies....yum! - 7/6/2010   12:11:30 PM
  • 81
    MMM...the soup sounds like something i will have to try - 6/30/2010   5:31:50 PM
  • ITCANBEDUN
    80
    Sounds good-Love strawberries, I picked a bunch this year. - 6/12/2010   10:36:23 AM
  • CLOVER6266
    79
    Love strawberries....got 4 quarts from our small patch during the last picking. Will have to try some of these recipes! - 6/12/2010   9:32:44 AM
  • 78
    I love strawberries just out of the fridge! - 6/11/2010   8:21:06 AM
  • 77
    I'm going to try the Strawberry Salsa Salmon and Fruit Fondue. - 6/10/2010   1:14:51 PM
  • 76
    I am going to try the Strawberry Spinach Salad. I love spinach and am always looking for new ways to serve it. The addition of goat cheese and walnuts sounds wonderful as well.
    - 6/9/2010   1:33:53 PM
  • 75
    I'll be trying that Strawberry Salsa Salmon -- sounds like an awesome summer supper! - 6/9/2010   10:46:21 AM
  • 74
    I cut up strawberries, add broken up Angel food cake, drizzle over frozen fruit mixture (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) and top with low cal Cool Whip.

    Everyone controls their own serving sizes. - 6/8/2010   9:01:12 PM
  • 73
    I love strawberries, so I'm looking forward to trying the spinach salad, the soup and the balsamic.
    One of my favourites for strawberries - really simple - is a fruit salad of melon, strawberries and nectarine, with some lime juice. mmmmmm! - 6/8/2010   6:35:09 PM
  • BDLYNN
    72
    JAYSIE CAN I HAVE YOUR PIE RECEIPE? - 6/8/2010   3:20:07 PM
  • 71
    I am anxious to try some of these recipes. I just planted six strawberry plants this spring so I won't be able to use them this year, but hopefully I will have plenty next year. - 6/8/2010   3:17:04 PM
  • 70
    YUMMIE!!! I cannot wait to try some of these! They sound so wonderful! - 6/8/2010   3:03:17 PM
  • JAYSIE
    69
    Summer means strawberry-rhubarb pie. To cut calories - especially the fat ones - I follow my usual recipe and bake the pie minus the crust and with a nut-crumb topping. ( I've experimented with Splenda but that sugar substitute only shrivels the pie as it bakes. No good.) I serve the pie with nonfat whipped topping or a nonfat frozen yogurt. Even minus the crust my pie-eaters love it. - 6/8/2010   1:38:55 PM
  • 68
    They all look great but I think I'll try the soup or balsamic strawberries with ricotta. I'm having a few girlfriends over for a party on Sunday and these will fit the theme perfectly. - 6/8/2010   1:35:53 PM
  • 67
    Some of these look great! I love homemade angel food cake (fat free and low in calories!) with strawberries sliced over it, a scoop of Trader Joe's Plain Nonfat Frozen Yogurt, and just a tiny drizzle of honey to offset the tartness of the yogurt. Yum! - 6/8/2010   11:27:20 AM
  • 66
    Yum!!! - 6/8/2010   11:15:05 AM
  • 65
    I want to use a few of the recipes. They all sound delicious. - 6/8/2010   11:00:11 AM
  • 64
    We spread homemade peanut butter (or store bought) on Arnolds thin sandwich bread and cut up fresh "out of the garden" strawberries on top. Yum yum. No need for sugary jelly!! - 6/8/2010   9:55:06 AM
  • TECHLADY
    63
    I guess strawberries infused with banana liquer wouldn't go over big here...huh? LOL
    But I love love strawberries....in salads or just wash and eat! Frozen ones go into smoothies with bananas. - 6/6/2010   11:40:03 AM
  • 62
    Favorite strawberry recipes? Ha! Yes, my favorite is pick strawberry, toss in mouth. Mmmm. - 6/5/2010   2:16:44 PM
  • HEATHYLIZ
    61
    I love making a salsa with strawberries, apples and kiwi and eating it with cinnamon chips. yyuuummmmyY! - 6/3/2010   8:33:51 PM
  • 60
    Ack! This article came 5 days too late for me as I just finished freezing 6 pounds of strawberries (couldn't figure out what to do with them!) Ah well, maybe I'll try going out again this weekend :) - 6/3/2010   12:05:27 PM
  • SUNNYDAYZ4ME
    59
    I love strawberries...I've used several of the recipes posted, plus many others. Raw is my favorite way of eating them. - 6/3/2010   11:40:38 AM
  • LAAJMA7
    58
    I'm definitely going to make the red, white & blue crisp. Sounds delicious. I also love the baby spinach, strawberries and toasted almonds recipe (I wonder why that isn't on the list). Anyway, I absolutely love strawberries, especially during the summer months. The large 4lb container from Costco's usually goes within a day of bringing it home. Have to fight the children off of them to make recipes. - 6/3/2010   10:41:29 AM
  • 57
    Here's a quick and easy no cook recipe for a strawberry snack that I read about on some of the Spark nutrition boards. I didn't find anything like it in a quick search, so I added it to my recipes for submission on Spark People, too:

    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
    pe-detail.asp?recipe=1103157


    These other ideas sound great ... I'm certain I'll try several of them this summer. - 6/3/2010   10:29:39 AM
  • 56
    Lots of great recipes that I look to try this summer. I have done the balsamic vinegar stawberries with riccota. Wasn't a fan of the ricotta but the balsamic strawberries were good and interesting. - 6/3/2010   9:08:06 AM
  • 55
    They don't last long enough at my house to make anything. Generally get washed and eaten within minutes of walking in the door. - 6/3/2010   8:28:39 AM
  • TEDBABEATNASH
    54
    I love strawberry socked in Lemonade. It is so delicious. - 6/3/2010   6:04:40 AM
  • WHOLY_FIT_48
    53
    They all look so delish but I will definitely be trying out the smoothie...my DH and I love them this time of year. - 6/3/2010   5:07:32 AM
  • 52
    All of them! Now if I can only find someone to make them for me. - 6/3/2010   3:47:35 AM
  • 51
    The Clean Strawberry Frozen Yogurt looks the best to me but three others looked good enough to also be added to my cookbook for future consideration. My strawberry favorites are: eaten over vanilla ice cream, strawberry-rhubarb pie and homemade strawberry jam. None of these are low in calories but frozen yogurt can replace the ice cream and the other two can be made using sugar substitutes. - 6/3/2010   12:50:40 AM
  • HEART2HOME
    50
    The strawberry spinach salad sounds yummy to me. Thankfully, we have strawberries several months of the year and they are reasonably priced too. - 6/2/2010   11:39:21 PM
  • MLIEN913
    49
    These sound so yummy. Too bad I'm highly alergic to strawberries. - 6/2/2010   10:52:50 PM
  • GAARAMA
    48
    Boo Hoo I love them but recently found out I am allergic to strawberries. But I still eat them only not as often. I like them sliced in a salad. - 6/2/2010   9:16:04 PM
  • 47
    I have already made the spinich and strawbeery salad, the cream ceese and strawbeery on whole wheat pita sounds really good. - 6/2/2010   7:45:26 PM
  • 46
    Red, White & Blueberry Crisp - 6/2/2010   6:48:21 PM
  • 45
    Mmmmm. The creamy grilled strawberry sandwich and the strawberry syrup sound really good, will have to try.
    I have a recipe for strawberry salsa, which is basically finely chopped strawberries with a bit of added sugar and finely chopped mint. You serve it with cinnamon sugar tortilla pieces (lightly oil a soft flour tortilla, sprinkle with a mix of cinnamon and sugar to taste, and bake in moderate oven until crispy, break into pieces). Makes a nice light dessert or snack. - 6/2/2010   5:31:55 PM
  • FULLLIFE7
    44
    I prefer light deserts and the red white and blueberry crisp sounds scrumptious. - 6/2/2010   5:06:06 PM
  • 43
    I love only fresh strawberries, but I put them in everything. Never liked cooked fruit at all. Strawberries, crisp and cold apples, and bananas. They are the perfect fruit ready to eat! - 6/2/2010   4:46:53 PM
  • 42
    I've been on a strawberry craze. Thanx for sharing all these ideas! I don't use any sugar on them. - 6/2/2010   2:02:51 PM
  • 41
    I LOVE Strawberries! I eat them at least 3 times a week when they are in season. I buy them frozen when they are out of season. - 6/2/2010   1:45:53 PM
  • 40
    OMG--just reading the names make me want to go out and plant a strawberry patch NOW - 6/2/2010   1:09:04 PM
  • 39
    I have a small low-maintenance strawberry patch next to my porch. It produces a big handful about evey other day, all from one plant! I was looking for some tasty and healthy uses for my berries, so thank you so much for the ideas! :) - 6/2/2010   12:38:44 PM
  • 38
    I love strawberries!!! I am, howerver, having trouble finding good ones that are organic in the stores. I hope that now that they are in season, that the hunt will get easier. I'm planning to make the salmon with strawberry salsa tonight for dinner, IF I find the organic berries at STOP & SHOP later today!!! Wish me luck! - 6/2/2010   11:55:36 AM
  • 37
    My latest food adventures involve buying fresh ricotta at Sprouts (yummy!) and making fruit desserts using this versatile cheese. The ricotta creams are so good with figs, strawberries, apples, bananas, etc. Try a flambeed fruit too! A creamy consistency is also gained when ricotta is combined with low-fat or non-fat vanilla yogurt and pureed with vanilla and a little bit of Splenda or sugar. Delish dessert! - 6/2/2010   11:48:21 AM
  • 36
    I LOVE strawberries! Fresh or thrown into smoothies or oatmeal. - 6/2/2010   11:22:33 AM

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