Make one of these 12 Recipes for National Pick Strawberries Day

Posted: May 20, 2022 3:49 am

There is no fruit that ripens to mark the end of spring and the beginning of summer like the strawberry. It is fresh, light, sweet and juicy, perfect for eating in both sweet and savory dishes.

Get out and pick some fruit to celebrate National Pick Strawberries Day on May 20, and then come back and make one of the 10+ recipe ideas below. Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!

Recipe #1: Homemade Strawberry Milk for One or Two

Fruity, creamy and sweet, this Strawberry Milk tastes like the flavor you know and love from childhood in a glass. Combine red food coloring (for a more vibrant pink hue), whole milk, strawberries, water and sugar. Mix and chill before serving. A mesh strainer makes it easier to remove the strawberry seeds and make a smooth drink.

Recipe #2: Homemade Strawberry Cake

Crumbly and pretty, this strawberry cake is essentially strawberry puree mixed in with white cake batter. Reduced strawberries fold into batter nicely to not get a mushy or too moist cake. Strawberry dust is extra flavorful when combined with a creamy frosting. Combine the frosting and the cake and it is the pastel dessert of your dreams!

Recipe #3: Strawberry Salsa

While strawberries may sound like an atypical thing to add to salsa, it works! Dip tortilla chips, crostini or cheese in it and savor the flavors. To make this, grab a lime and lime juice, maple syrup, sea salt, strawberries, a jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and black pepper. Cut each into fine pieces, toss together and get dipping.

Recipe #4: Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Flour, butter, an oven and fruit are all you need to make some impromptu strawberry shortcake. Top with vanilla-scented whipped cream and serve on a platter or outside at a barbecue. Either way, the results are delicious!

Recipe #5: Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Diced rhubarb and plenty of sugar complete this classic pie. Made popular in the UK in the 1700s, it remains popular there, and in the US, when encased in a buttery pie crust. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe #6: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This classic smoothie contains just 4 ingredients and comes together in about 5 minutes, which makes it an ideal breakfast or snack. Fresh or frozen strawberries, milk, ice and banana make up the base mixture, but seeds, nut butter, greens or protein powder can be added, too.

Recipe #7: Easy Strawberry Daiquiri

Delicious and refreshing, this Easy Strawberry Daiquiri is a hit at parties. Blend fresh and frozen strawberries, simple syrup, light rum, lime juice and fresh strawberries and lime slices to make a stellar drink. It is fool-proof but always a favorite.

Recipe #8: Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Made with strawberries, a whole grain oat topping and a lightly sweet vanilla glaze, these bars are slightly messy, but tasty. While they might not be the ideal dessert to serve with company, they hold their own with ice cream or whipped cream for the end of a family meal.

Recipe #9: Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Toasted baguette slices, creamy goat cheese, red strawberries, salt, pepper and honey makes for a refreshing summer dinner appetizer or picnic addition. It tastes sophisticated, yet is easy to make, so it is a win-win!

Recipe #10: Strawberry Basil Chicken

Thanks to the tangy flavor of balsamic, this simple weeknight dish is ready in under a half an hour. Basil, sautéed garlic, sweet strawberries and vinegar bring simple roast chicken to a new level. Add in a side salad and you are set!

Recipe #11: Strawberry Spoon Cake Recipe

Dig your spoon into this cake that is made in a ramekin and enjoy the plump strawberries and the overall sweet taste. It is just the thing when you want something sweet but just a small portion. Sip your favorite tea alongside this.

Recipe #12: Heavenly Filled Strawberries

Cream cheese, chocolate, confectioners’ sugar and about 3 dozen large plump strawberries make for a tasty treat. Savory and sweet, these are so rich that you will not want just one! Arrange these on a platter and serve at a dinner party.

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