From salsa to strawberry shortcake, find 20 ways to enjoy this irresistible fruit this season.
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.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Shortcakes
Layer fresh berries with a creamy ricotta mixture for a crowd-pleasing no-bake treat.
View Recipe: Strawberry Parfaits
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.
View Recipe: Chicken and Strawberry Salad
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.
View Recipe: Strawberry Layer Cake
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.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
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.
View Recipe: Ruby Port and Rhubarb Risotto with Sugared Strawberries
Nestled in a creamy filling and crumbly graham cracker crust, strawberries shine in this delectable tart.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
Make a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream
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.
View Recipe: Strawberry Agua Fresca
This dish is a refreshing departure from traditional pizza. Substitute your favorite soft cheese or greens.
View Recipe: Strawberry, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Pizza
Add liqueur to this jam for flavor that's reminiscent of an old-fashioned cordial. Keep this refrigerated for up to one month.
View Recipe: Strawberry Cordial Jam
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.
View Recipes: Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream
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.
View Recipe: Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup
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
View Recipe: Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split Sandwich
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.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Sparkling Limeade
Glorious spring berries are the focus here—tons of them, piled atop a layer of creamy filling. You can leave small berries
View Recipe: No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie
Our Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes pairs citrus-spiked strawberries with tender buttermilk shortcakes.
View Recipe: Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcakes
This light and airy dessert will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. It is the perfect way to showcase the season's
View Recipe: Simple Strawberry Mousse
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!
View Recipe: Ricotta-Strawberry Napoleons
This five-ingredient recipe is one of those refreshingly light desserts that can be so satisfying.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet