It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day, which has us all in the mood for this classic summer fruit. But we got to thinking that while shortcake is probably the strawberry dish everyone thinks of first, there are plenty of other scrumptious ways to nom on strawberries. Here are 15 of the very best strawberry recipes ever.
1. Spinach Strawberry Salad
Light and fresh and sweet – you’d never even know you were eating something good for you.
2. Strawberry Ice Cream
No cooking required. Perfect for a too-hot day.
3. Strawberry Soup
Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried. it.
4. Strawberry Vinaigrette
Perfect for just about any salad you could want. Not too sweet, not too bitter, just right.
5. Strawberry Bruschetta
Who says bruschetta can only have tomatoes? Those people have no imagination.
6. Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
Only strawberry could make a perfect dessert like cheesecake even better.
7. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
You’ll feel like you belong in an episode of “Little House On The Prairie” – except you can Instagram this dessert.
8. Strawberry Salsa
Spicy, sweet and utterly addicting.
9. Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese
Yas yas yassssss.
10. Strawberry Pizza
If it’s got fruit on it, it counts as healthy, right? Who cares.
11. Strawberry Mint Mojito
Fruity with a kick. The best kind of fruity, really.
12. Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts
You’ll never even remember what the storebought kind taste like.
13. Strawberry Balsamic Flatbread
The ultimate “I only have random ingredients in my kitchen” quick and easy dinner.
14. Strawberry Sweet Tea
Instructions: sip slowly, preferable on a porch.
15. Strawberry Shortcake
Classics never go out of style.
What are your favorite summer strawberry recipes? Tell us in the comments below!