I adore strawberries. I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for the ones in my garden to ripen; yesterday I picked some and the wait was more than worth it…they’re fantastic.

Homegrown strawberries from Healthy Green Kitchen

I could definitely eat plain strawberries warmed from the sun all day long, but I also love to use them in all sorts of recipes. If you feel the same way, here are 10 ways to use the red beauties.

1. In a Green Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds
2. Roasted with balsamic vinegar and used as a topping for Crostinis (from Nutmeg Nanny)
3. In a Strawberry Sorbet with Mint (from Nourished Kitchen)
4. Baked into a beautiful Strawberry Pie (from Brooklyn Supper)
5. Atop classic Strawberry Shortcakes (from Smitten Kitchen)
6. Blended into a creative Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake (from A Spicy Perspective)
7. Roasted and churned into Strawberry Ice Cream (from Zoe Bakes)
8. In refreshing Strawberry Coconut Popsicles (from The Coconut Mama)
9. Transformed into an all-natural Homemade Strawberry Soda Syrup
10. Cooked into a Spicy Strawberry Jam

What’s YOUR favorite way to eat strawberries?


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    Cathy — June 2, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I make sun jam from Alice Waters’ recipe. It is on the PBS Victory Garden website. It’s the freshest tasting jam, since you don’t cook it.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 2, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Your strawberries look amazing! I keep telling Art I cannot wait to get a house and be able to grow my own fruits, vegetables and herbs. I want chickens too but I’m not so sure he is on board with that idea…haha.

    Thank you for linking to my crostini. Roasted strawberries are my new favorite!

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    Claudia ~ Food with a View — June 2, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Great ideas! I love especially the crostini treat… My strawberry dish of the month has been savory strawberry & rhubarb filo tarte (like pizza).

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    Suzanne Perazzini — June 3, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    We are so far away from strawberries right now so I envy you. I love strawberries straight off the plant – so sweet.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 3, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I love strawberries, yours are beauties!

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    hobbit — June 3, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    Fresh strawberries dipped in sour cream and rolled in brown sugar…..yum. Of course I would never turn away any strawberry they are my favorite.

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    Linda — June 12, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    There is nothing better than Strawberry jam when made with fresh strawberries.

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    Anna — June 13, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    YUM! All of the recipes look great, but a Strawberry ice cream (#7) sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great tips, and I look forward to trying them. I just want to make sure I keep them fresh for a while so the recipes turn out well. Thank you for the summer inspiration (: