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12 Delicious Ways to Use Strawberries

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6/1/2010 2:30 PM   :  85 comments   :  36,518 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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  • 35
    Mmmmmm, I love strawberries! And one of my faves is strawberry shortcake! But I've altered it to a healthier format - sliced strawberries, non-fat Greek yogurt with a little sweetener, and a whole wheat or multi-grain bagel cut into little pieces, sprinkled on top. Wonderful for breakfast all summer!!!!!! - 6/2/2010   10:50:30 AM
  • NJ_HOU
    34
    Strawberries might be expensive but so is ill health. One more reason I buy organic ....from the sparkpeople trivia board--- "Here's the "dirty dozen"--the list of the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, listed in descending order, starting with greatest levels pesticide contamination): peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes, carrots, and pears" . and there you have it Strawberries - 6/2/2010   10:24:32 AM
  • 33
    What wonderful recipes. Thanks - 6/2/2010   10:19:20 AM
  • 32
    LOVE STRAWBERRY SEASON. In the past strawberries were either plain or short cake or jam. I love using them in different ways and will definitely be trying the red white and blueberry crispand pancakes as well as others. - 6/2/2010   9:27:18 AM
  • 31
    Strawberries are fantastic this year - In the past few years we had so much rain that they were terrible! The grilled fruit recipe is at the top of my list to try! - 6/2/2010   8:51:58 AM
  • JUHOEG
    30
    great info - 6/2/2010   8:30:57 AM
  • RLMCCUE
    29
    I'm having company for the weekend and will definitely be trying the strawberry soup recipe, it sounds light and refreshing. Thanks for the recipes! - 6/2/2010   8:28:05 AM
  • 28
    Meg's Spinach Strawberry Salad with Toasted Almonds is very tasty, as usual. I made it for a work luncheon yesterday. I love strawberries and appreciate the suggestions for different ways to enjoy them. - 6/2/2010   8:18:25 AM
  • 27
    Lots of great suggestions here. I always use strawberries in place of tomatoes in summer salads. I must say that many of these are too high in sugar and carbs for my taste. I never use Bisquick for anything. Too much processed stuff and chemicals. Yes Strawberries are definitely oversprayed and really must be washed well.
    I keep our berries in the original container we pick them at the farm. I wash them with stems intact in hot water in a deep bowl. Then in cold water. I drain them and lay them on paper towels to drain and dry, then I refrigerate them in a clean container.
    I hull them right before using them I find they get bitter if they are hullled and then refrigerated. We do not use sugar on strawberries, we sweeten fruit as little as possible to avoid blood sugar spikes. For the most part we use no sugar on fruits we just like to taste the true flavours, especially berries. Berries are so good for you but the sugar is unnecessary and overconsumed by too many people . Save money, less sugar, enjoy your food and discover FLAVOUR.
    Pat in Maine. - 6/2/2010   8:01:03 AM
  • 26
    Love strawberry season! My favorite is sliced with a little fat free cool whip! Taste great and is very easy! - 6/2/2010   6:39:10 AM
  • 25
    Yuuuuuuummmmmm! - 6/2/2010   6:16:47 AM
  • 24
    Thanks for the suggestions! Could be a refreshing change - and they are so yummy right now! - 6/2/2010   1:16:26 AM
  • FLUFFY_KITTY
    23
    My mother and I are not fond of strawberries; we can't stand the smell or taste of them. They are as bad as raspberries. But my husband would love to try these out except for salmon which we both hate. He may want to try a couple of these recipes for himself. - 6/2/2010   1:10:25 AM
  • 22
    I guess these would be good for those who can eat strawberries. Not me, don't like them very much and maybe that is because I am allergic. - 6/2/2010   12:22:18 AM
  • __KELLY__
    21
    I made the strawberry salsa salmon last week and replaced the kiwi with mango. So, so good! - 6/1/2010   10:58:05 PM
  • 20
    I love the strawberry dessert recipes, & will have to give them a try! - 6/1/2010   10:43:20 PM
  • STOGYMAN
    19
    Go to Wal-Mart. They have a really good deal on strawberries. The strawberries are large, fresh and sweet. - 6/1/2010   9:58:44 PM
  • GGINAZ2
    18
    These sound great. - 6/1/2010   9:47:25 PM
  • 17
    What did the banana say to the strawberry?
    I guess its time to split! - 6/1/2010   9:30:27 PM
  • 16
    I love them with light cool whip! :) - 6/1/2010   9:18:48 PM
  • 15
    I love strawberries and like these suggestions/ideas. I do think it should be mentioned that Strawberries are on the "Dirty Dozen" list of pesticide impregnated fruits and should definitely be eaten when Organic Only. - 6/1/2010   9:15:07 PM
  • 14
    I love the strawberry cocoa smoothie (I have to say that, it's my recipe!) I love strawberries in my salads, my favorite is strawberries, blueberries, avocado, romaine, mixed spring greens, tomatoes, swiss cheese and just a hint of raspberry-infused basalmic vinegar. I also love peanut butter and strawberry sandwiches. I don't like jelly, jam, preserves, etc. so fresh fruit instead is great. It's also good with blueberries. - 6/1/2010   7:16:02 PM
  • 13
    I went with my family this season and we picked over 18 lbs of strawberries which I froze most of. I am definitely going to be trying the choc. strawberry smoothies and the red,white, & blue crisp. This blog is going into my SparkFavorites for future reference. Maybe I will venture out and try some of the others. Thanks so much for this blog. - 6/1/2010   5:57:39 PM
  • 12
    These are all great ideas- I have a boatload of strawberries right now from my garden and needed some new recipes! Thanks! - 6/1/2010   5:26:47 PM
  • 11
    I love all of them, as well! - 6/1/2010   5:18:45 PM
  • 10
    All of them! I love strawberries! - 6/1/2010   4:51:20 PM
  • 9
    These recipes sound YUMMY! I made grilled strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple with a balsamic reduction over sugar-free angel food cake for our Memorial Day BBQ. It was such a hit I almost didn't get any! - 6/1/2010   4:28:22 PM
  • 8
    These are all amazing! - 6/1/2010   3:53:44 PM
  • 7
    Mmm - I'm suddenly craving strawberries! - 6/1/2010   3:38:36 PM
  • 6
    I think I finally found the motivation to get in my kitchen! MAHALO!!
    At first some of these sounded gross but after reading them, not too bad. I am going to clean out my fridge tonight, go food shopping & make sure I have strawberries in my bag!
    I am really looking forward to trying the sandwiches! - 6/1/2010   3:16:40 PM
  • NEXTYEAR
    5
    This has been a good year for strawberries in indiana. Loved looking at your recipes. - 6/1/2010   3:06:44 PM
  • 4
    I have been meaning to make the creamy grilled sandwich and the balsamic strawberries. I tend to only buy strawberries when they're on sale or frozen as yes they are quite expensive - 6/1/2010   2:59:28 PM
  • 3
    I have been cutting up strawberries and then putting a bit of sugar free hershey's syrup on them. Tastes like chocolate covered berries without all the work. - 6/1/2010   2:57:11 PM
  • LMCBUDDY
    2
    LOVE strawberries. I keep a pint in the fridge always unless the price soars over $3. Frozen strawberries are great in morning fruit smoothies and you don't need a lot to get the great taste. Just add three average size strawberries to 1 cup water, 1 apple, and 1 banana. Whip up in your blender and you have 2-1/2 fruit servings for the day! Try adding a handful of spinach to the blend for extra nutrients and NO added flavor. It looks green and gross, but will taste virtually the same! - 6/1/2010   2:44:56 PM
  • 1
    Strawberries are expensive so I only buy the frozen ones at the grocery. I put them in Sugar Free Jello. - 6/1/2010   2:37:11 PM

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