20 Favorite Strawberry Recipes

From salsa to strawberry shortcake, find 20 ways to enjoy this irresistible fruit this season.

Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes Recipes

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Irresistible Strawberry Recipes

You know spring is here when you take that first bite into a plump, juicy strawberry. Enjoy the berries in a variety of ways while they're at their peak from April until June.

First up: Tender biscuits get a little lift from sweet, floral lemon rind. For slightly taller shortcakes with soft sides, pack biscuits into a round cake pan; for separate shortcakes with crisp edges, arrange onto a baking sheet with space between.

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Strawberry Parfaits Recipes

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Strawberry Parfaits

Layer fresh berries with a creamy ricotta mixture for a crowd-pleasing no-bake treat.

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Chicken and Strawberry Salad Recipes

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Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Strawberries don’t have to be dessert—you can work them into a main dish, too. Our Chicken and Strawberry Salad is a wonderful no-cook dish that’s a snap to make, combining sweet strawberries, tangy vinaigrette, moist chicken, and rich blue cheese.

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Strawberry Layer Cake

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Strawberry Layer Cake

For a dessert that looks as good as it tastes, this Strawberry Layer Cake is an elegant treat for any occasion. Tip: you can use fresh orange juice instead of Grand Marnier in the cream cheese frosting.

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa Recipes

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

Serve this sweet and savory salsa with roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a snack with baked tortilla chips.

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Ruby Port and Rhubarb Risotto with Sugared Strawberries Recipe

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Ruby Port and Rhubarb Risotto with Sugared Strawberries

Risotto becomes a kind of rice pudding in this dish, with a sweet-tart syrup drizzled over the creamy rice. Fresh, sliced strawberries are both a vibrant color and flavor in this dish.

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Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart Recipes

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Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart

Nestled in a creamy filling and crumbly graham cracker crust, strawberries shine in this delectable tart.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream Recipes

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

Make a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Spanish for "fresh water," agua fresca is a refreshing, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico. This smooth, cool, and utterly refreshing frozen drink is so simple: fresh strawberries, lime juice, sugar, and water in a blender. At just 71 calories, it tastes more indulgent than it really is.

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Strawberry, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Pizza Recipes

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Strawberry, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Pizza

This dish is a refreshing departure from traditional pizza. Substitute your favorite soft cheese or greens.

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Strawberry Cordial Jam Recipes

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Strawberry Cordial Jam

Add liqueur to this jam for flavor that's reminiscent of an old-fashioned cordial. Keep this refrigerated for up to one month.

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Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream Recipes

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Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream

Showcase the season's first berries in this rich, not-too-sweet dessert. Be sure to use Greek yogurt, which has been strained and is thus very thick and creamy.

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Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Meyer lemons, available through May, have sweeter, more aromatic juice than regular lemons. To ensure the dessert doesn't get too tart if substituting regular lemon juice, begin with 2 tablespoons juice, and taste; add more juice if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwich

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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwich

This fun, kid-friendly indulgence was a hit at taste testing and received our highest rating. The recipe, featuring banana, strawberry, pineapple jam, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate, can easily be multiplied to make as many sandwiches as you need.

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Strawberry-Mint Sparkling Limeade

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Strawberry-Mint Sparkling Limeade

For a kid-friendly version, substitute 3 cups chilled club soda for the wine. When adding the wine or soda, pour slowly down the edge of the glass to tame the foam.

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No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie Dessert Recipes

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No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie

Glorious spring berries are the focus here—tons of them, piled atop a layer of creamy filling. You can leave small berries whole.

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes Recipes

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes

Our Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes pairs citrus-spiked strawberries with tender buttermilk shortcakes.

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Simple Strawberry Mousse Dessert Recipes

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Simple Strawberry Mousse

This light and airy dessert will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. It is the perfect way to showcase the season's delicious strawberries. 

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Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons Dessert Recipes

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Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons

Crisp sheets of sugared phyllo, creamy ricotta and honey, and showstopping strawberries combine to create a delightful dessert that everyone will be sure to love. Seconds, please!

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

This five-ingredient recipe is one of those refreshingly light desserts that can be so satisfying.

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