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72 Ways To Use Up Those Fresh Spring Strawberries

We’re well into the spring growing season now, which means that there are fresh strawberries everywhere, ready for the taking! These recipes are hand-picked, like the best strawberries, for their creativity and versatility. You’ll find something everyone will enjoy here, and can buy the big flat of fresh berries at the market! You’re going to need them. Strawberries also freeze very well, so give them a wash and remove the stem and toss them into big freezer baggies to enjoy later on in the season.

Cold Strawberry Soup

Cold Strawberry Soup. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Enjoy this cool, refreshing strawberry soup with hints of orange and mint. Ideal for starting a meal or as a light dessert on a warm day.
Get the Recipe: Cold Strawberry Soup

Easy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Easy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

This frozen strawberry daiquiri is a must for your summer gatherings, offering a classic, fruity refreshment.
Get the Recipe: Easy Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Coconut Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Coconut Strawberry Protein Smoothie. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Whip up this easy strawberry coconut smoothie, enhanced with protein. It’s perfect after a workout or as a quick, healthy snack.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These dessert bars blend strawberry and rhubarb with creamy cheesecake layers, making them a hit for any summer occasion.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

Mini Strawberry Lemon Pies

Mini Strawberry Lemon Pies. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These mini pies combine strawberries with a zest of lemon for a delightful, light dessert perfect for spring.
Get the Recipe: Mini Strawberry Lemon Pies

Strawberry & Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Strawberry & Whipped Feta Bruschetta. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Try this unique bruschetta, topping crispy bread with a mix of whipped feta and fresh strawberries for a tasty sweet and savory flavor.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry & Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Dessert

Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Dessert. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

A delicious dessert that marries the flavors of strawberry and rhubarb with smooth custard, perfect for a summertime treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Dessert

Strawberry Custard Pie Bars

Strawberry Custard Pie Bars. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Enjoy these convenient custard bars flavored with strawberries, ideal for a sweet treat or a picnic dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Custard Pie Bars

Strawberry Peach Crisp

Strawberry Peach Crisp. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Dive into this dessert featuring strawberries and peaches under a crispy crumble topping—excellent for a comforting summer treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Peach Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These bars offer a delightful mix of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb, topped with a crisp crumble, perfect for picnics or summer snacks.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars

Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake

You'd never guess this is a doctored up boxed mix.
Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This pound cake mixes the tang of lemonade with sweet strawberries, ideal for picnics or as a treat with afternoon tea.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake

Strawberry Lime Vinaigrette

Strawberry Lime Vinaigrette. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Brighten up your salads with this fresh vinaigrette, combining sweet strawberry with tangy lime.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lime Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This colorful strawberry salad with red wine vinaigrette is perfect as a light meal or a side dish.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Frozen Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Vodka Lemonade. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Mix up this boozy treat with strawberries, vodka, and lemonade for a refreshing drink to enjoy at your summer parties.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

Skinny Mini Strawberry Balsamic Cream Pies

Skinny Mini Strawberry Balsamic Cream Pies. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These elegant mini pies feature strawberries with a hint of balsamic, making them a healthier dessert choice.
Get the Recipe: Skinny Mini Strawberry Balsamic Cream Pies

Strawberry & Coconut Cashew Salad

Strawberry & Coconut Cashew Salad. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

This light salad mixes strawberries, coconut, and cashews for a refreshing and nutritious dish.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry & Coconut Cashew Salad

Strawberry White Wine Spritzer

Strawberry White Wine Spritzer. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This vibrant cocktail mixes white wine, rum, and strawberry-cranberry juice with a splash of soda, keeping summer going even as the months cool.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry White Wine Spritzer

Strawberry, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad

Strawberry, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Enjoy this refreshing salad with strawberries, tangy gorgonzola, and crunchy walnuts, perfect as a standalone dish or side.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad

Strawberry Rhubarb Punch

Strawberry Rhubarb Punch. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Serve up this fruity punch at your next gathering, blending the flavors of strawberries and rhubarb for a tangy, sweet drink.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Punch

Fresh Strawberry Pie Bars

Fresh Strawberry Pie Bars. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These pie-like strawberry dessert bars are an excellent choice for a summer treat or a picnic dessert.
Get the Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Enjoy the classic combo of strawberry and rhubarb in these sweet and tart pastries, perfect as a snack or dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

These biscuits are a treat, combining fresh strawberries and whipped cream in layers of soft, crumbly biscuit.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Grilled Steak Strawberry Salad

Grilled Steak Strawberry Salad. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

This unique salad pairs grilled steak with fresh strawberries for a satisfying, light meal, perfect during grilling season.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Steak Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Add some zing to your dishes with this vibrant salsa, blending sweet strawberries with spicy jalapenos.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Strawberry Balsamic & Goat Cheese Pizza

Strawberry Balsamic & Goat Cheese Pizza. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

This gourmet pizza features an unconventional but delicious combination of strawberries, balsamic, and goat cheese.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic & Goat Cheese Pizza

Strawberry Basil & Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Strawberry Basil & Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These quesadillas offer a delightful fusion of sweet strawberries, creamy tangy honey goat cheese, and fresh basil, ideal for a light lunch or dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Basil & Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Strawberry Salty Dog

Strawberry Salty Dog. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Refresh your palate with this twist on the salty dog, incorporating fresh strawberries into the mix.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Salty Dog

Strawberry Vodka Sparkler

Strawberry Vodka Sparkler. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This easy-to-make strawberry vodka cocktail is perfect for cooling down at summer gatherings, customizable to your taste.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Vodka Sparkler

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Indulge in strawberries stuffed with chocolate and a hint of sea salt for a sweet twist on a classic pairing.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake

Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Use your Instant Pot for this quick and foolproof strawberry cheesecake, promising creamy, decadent flavor.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Opt for this light and healthy fruit salad, tossed in a sweet honey lime dressing, customizable with your favorite fruits.
Get the Recipe: Fruit Salad

Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cheesecakes. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

These individual cheesecakes combine strawberry and rhubarb, perfect for a personalized dessert experience at parties.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

These treats sandwich naturally flavored strawberry marshmallow fluff between chewy gluten-free cookies.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream

Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Enjoy this simple, creamy frozen kefir treat, a healthier ice cream alternative that’s deliciously tangy.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream

Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri

Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Cool down with this daiquiri blending ripe strawberries with a citrusy lemon twist, perfect for hot days.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Daiquiri

Easy Cheesecake Strawberries (Deviled Strawberry)

Easy Cheesecake Strawberries (Deviled Strawberry). Photo credit: Blackberry Babe.

Delight in these strawberries filled with a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with graham cracker crumbs, an elegant treat.
Get the Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Strawberries (Deviled Strawberry)

Strawberry Almond Galette

Strawberry Almond Galette. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This rustic, grain-free galette offers a simple way to enjoy the flavors of a strawberry pie without the fuss.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Almond Galette

Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Make your own strawberry banana fruit leather, a simple and healthy snack perfect for on-the-go or lunch additions.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble Bars. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

These bars combine creamy cheesecake and sweet strawberries with a crumbly topping, a special treat for any dessert lover.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Enjoy the tart and sweet balance of rhubarb and strawberries in these crumbly oat bars, great for spring and summer gatherings.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

These muffins surprise with a strawberry jelly center, blending perfectly with the peanut butter flavor and tender crumb.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Frozen Yogurt Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Frozen Yogurt Bars. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

These frozen yogurt bars layer granola, strawberry jelly, and creamy peanut butter yogurt with a chocolate drizzle for a delightful snack.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Frozen Yogurt Bars

Strawberry Basil Cider Slushies

Strawberry Basil Cider Slushies. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Blend up these strawberry basil cider slushies for a refreshing summer drink, needing just three ingredients.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Basil Cider Slushies

Chocolate Strawberry Cream Bars

Chocolate Strawberry Cream Bars. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

These gluten-free and vegan strawberry cream bars feature a no-bake cashew cream center and chocolate topping.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

Enjoy these sweet strawberry shortbread cookies, perfect with tea or as a light dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

Apple Strawberry Smoothie

Apple Strawberry Smoothie. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

This simple four-ingredient smoothie blends apples and strawberries for a refreshing and colorful drink.
Get the Recipe: Apple Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Topping

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Topping. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Indulge in this creamy chocolate mousse with a strawberry sauce, offering a burst of flavor with each spoonful.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Topping

Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding

Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Serve this chocolate strawberry bread pudding for a decadent breakfast or a rich dessert.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding

Strawberry Lemon Drop

Strawberry Lemon Drop. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This cocktail combines vodka and lemon with strawberries, finished with a sugared rim for a sweet summer evening drink.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Drop

Butternut Squash Smoothie

Butternut Squash Smoothie. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This unique smoothie blends butternut squash with strawberries, spices, and ginger for a creamy and seasonal drink.
Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie without Milk

Strawberry Banana Smoothie without Milk. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

This dairy-free strawberry banana smoothie is creamy and refreshing, perfect for a quick pick-me-up.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie without Milk

Strawberry Oatmeal

Strawberry Oatmeal. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This stovetop strawberry oatmeal is creamy and packed with natural strawberry flavor, ideal for a nutritious breakfast.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal

Honey Roasted Strawberry Feta Salad

Honey Roasted Strawberry Feta Salad. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This salad mixes roasted strawberries with peppery greens and salty feta for a flavorful and balanced dish.
Get the Recipe: Honey Roasted Strawberry Feta Salad

Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta

Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This coconut milk-based panna cotta features a key lime strawberry compote, offering a healthier twist to a classic dessert.
Get the Recipe: Key Lime Coconut Panna Cotta

Layered Strawberry Ginger Peach Smoothie

Layered Strawberry Ginger Peach Smoothie. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This layered smoothie combines strawberries, ginger, and peaches with added protein, refreshing and nutritious.
Get the Recipe: Layered Strawberry Ginger Peach Smoothie

Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe without Mix

Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe without Mix. Photo credit: An Immigrant’s Table.

Enjoy this alcohol-free strawberry daiquiri, perfect for those who want a delicious, sweet beverage without the booze.
Get the Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe without Mix

Peanut Butter Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding

Peanut Butter Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This healthy dessert parfait features chia pudding topped with whipped strawberries and peanut butter chocolate crumbles.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This cake blends the flavors of pound cake, lemon, and cheesecake with a strawberry swirl, great with coffee or tea.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Pound Cake

Roasted Strawberry Milk Shake

Roasted Strawberry Milk Shake. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This grown-up milkshake blends strawberries with basil and includes a pistachio cacao nib crumble, a healthier take on the classic.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Strawberry Milk Shake

Roasted Strawberry Coconut Bread

Roasted Strawberry Coconut Bread. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This bread is moist and healthy, featuring sweet strawberries and coconut yogurt, perfect for a guilt-free treat.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Strawberry Coconut Bread

Guava Pineapple Smoothie

Guava Pineapple Smoothie. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This light coconut milk-based smoothie includes guava and strawberries for a refreshing summer drink.
Get the Recipe: Guava Pineapple Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Boost your immunity with this kale-packed smoothie, blending strawberries and orange for a healthful drink.
Get the Recipe: Cold Buster Smoothie

Strawberry Avocado Honey Lime Salad

Strawberry Avocado Honey Lime Salad. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This salad combines strawberries and avocado with a honey lime dressing, making salad eating fun and flavorful.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Avocado Honey Lime Salad

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Refresh with this naturally sweetened strawberry basil lemonade, perfect for hot summer days.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This sandwich features a strawberry goat cheese spread with roast beef, blending gourmet and game day flavors.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Goat Cheese Roast Beef Sandwich

Strawberry Granola Ice Cream

Strawberry Granola Ice Cream. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Try this half-milk, half-Greek yogurt ice cream with strawberries and granola, a creamy yet tangy treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Granola Ice Cream

Layered Strawberry Chia Pudding

Layered Strawberry Chia Pudding. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This chia pudding has a vanilla base with layers of avocado banana and strawberry guava jam, a delightful mix of textures and flavors.
Get the Recipe: Layered Strawberry Chia Pudding

Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Snack Cake. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This light snack cake combines strawberries with dairy-free yogurt and chocolate chips, making it a healthy afternoon treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Tarte aux Fraises (French Strawberry Tart)

Tarte aux Fraises (French Strawberry Tart). Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

Experience this classic French dessert with a cookie crust, vanilla pastry cream, and topped with fresh strawberries.
Get the Recipe: Tarte aux Fraises (French Strawberry Tart)

Watermelon Lime Slushie

Watermelon Lime Slushie. Photo credit: Running To The Kitchen.

This slushie combines watermelon, lime, strawberries, and coconut water for an ultra-refreshing summer beverage.
Get the Recipe: Watermelon Lime Slushie

Strawberry Turnovers

Strawberry Turnovers. Photo credit: Vanilla Bean Cuisine.

These crispy turnovers are filled with sweet strawberry filling, wrapped in puff pastry, and drizzled with a simple glaze.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Turnovers

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.