When it comes to fruity flavours, strawberries are the MVPs. There’s nothing like strawberry jam on toast, the romance of chocolate-dipped strawberries, or the nostalgia of a thick strawberry milkshake with a burger. Wondering how to make the most of your punnet? These eight strawberry recipes are a great start.
Adding roast strawberries to cereal such as porridge, chia seed pudding or oats will make you feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast. Roasting strawberries intensifies their sweetness, making them the perfect addition to creamy dishes. The ingredients are super basic but the flavour will blow you away! Get the recipes for creamy barley vanilla porridge here.
No need to book high tea at a fancy café or hotel, this easy strawberry scone recipe is five star! It produces soft, buttery, flaky scones, and the pairing of rose-water and strawberries is a match made in heaven.
For this lassi, we’ve gone for coconut milk and buttermilk, but feel free to add frozen bananas to make it thicker, or a drop of rose-water or some cardamom to take the flavour in a new, sophisticated direction. This is a refreshing drink the kids will be sipping all summer long. Get the recipe for frozen strawberry lassi here.
Strawberries aren’t just for sweet recipes, they can add brightness to savoury meals, too. Creamy cheeses such as goat’s cheese and feta are a fantastic pairing for the tart berries. Add some crunch with salad leaves and make a quick strawberry vinaigrette that’s sharp, acidic and sweet. Get the recipe for green salad with strawberries here.
Hope you saved room for dessert! This classic dessert, popular in the American south, is super easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth. It takes just 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake. If you have a few apples in your fruit basket, add them to the mix, too. Get the recipe for strawberry-and-apple cobbler here.
Don’t throw away the tops of your strawberries – they’re a great way to bulk up green sauces and pesto. This chunky dip features sunflower seeds, chilli, mint, parsley and lemon juice alongside strawberry tops. It’s a great way to use up the whole fruit – we bet you didn’t know you could do that! Get the recipe for strawberry-top pesto here.
When you’ve made an effort with the mains, you want to finish strong! Pull out all the stops with this strawberry meringue pie. It’s our summer-approved version of lemon meringue pie and is likely to become a classic in your home. You can bake it as we have, in a large cake tin, or make mini individual pies. Get the recipe for strawberry curd meringue pie here.
If you want to preserve strawberries, you can’t go wrong with home-made jam. Strawberries go best with warm spices but you can swap the spices for rose-water, hibiscus or herbs such as mint or basil. Get the recipe for stovetop spiced strawberry jam here.