When strawberry season is in full swing, there’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into the juicy red berries morning, noon, and night. We’ve rounded up our best strawberry recipes to satisfy all your summer berry cravings no matter what time of day you’re ready to munch. From filling breakfast bowls to scrumptious salads and delectable desserts, these healthy dishes are easy to whip up when your belly’s rumbling. Make the most of summer produce with fresh strawberry recipes that are just as much a feast for your eyes as they are for your taste buds!
Greet the morning with a strawberry-centered breakfast that will keep you energized for whatever the day has in store.
There’s no better way to start the day than with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This tasty version tops creamy oats with simmered strawberries and rhubarb to create a fruity feast. Dates add a dose of extra sweetness, naturally. This morning meal will keep you full until lunchtime.
If your sweet tooth wakes up early, then this decadent strawberry recipe is for you. Classic diner-style pancakes are drizzled with a gooey chocolate sauce and served alongside a scoop of strawberry-cherry ice cream. Enjoy the contrasting temperatures of this dish, or let the ice cream melt to create a fruity sauce for the flapjacks.
Rise and shine with this nourishing bowl of oats, which gets a major flavor boost from frozen strawberries. The creamy oatmeal base is layered with a tangy berry sauce and arranged with your favorite toppings—nuts, fresh fruit, seeds, you name it! Customize this delicious dish to your heart’s content and dig in.
Better than any bakery’s in town, these strawberry muffins are moist and flavorful, and they feature a delicious crunchy topping. Chunks of ripe rhubarb add tartness, while bananas and dates bring natural sweetness to the tender pastry. Enjoy with a cup of herbal tea after rolling out of bed.
Earthy sweet potatoes are mashed with warming cinnamon and cardamom to create the base of this luscious breakfast bowl. Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkin seeds form an eye-catching topping that’s fresh and fruity so your day starts on a tasty note.
Show off your farmers market haul with these pretty parfaits. Layers of smooth sweet potato cream, crunchy oat crumble, and fresh berries make this treat both visually appealing and incredibly delicious. Feel free to add any other fresh fruit you have on hand!
Try your hand at this inventive strawberry recipe, which is sure to wow a crowd. Chickpeas, cauliflower, and farro are stewed with savory Indian spices and topped with a sweet, tangy strawberry chutney. The balance of flavors in this dish is divine, and you’ll love the combo of hearty veggies with refreshing fruit.
Who needs Panera when you can whip up this gorgeous strawberry salad at home? Baby spinach is tossed with fresh fruit, hearty edamame, and crunchy almonds for the ultimate lunchtime feast. Top it off with a simple mustard-poppyseed vinaigrette, and you’re in salad heaven.
This creative gazpacho recipe turns the classic chilled soup into a strawberry extravaganza. All the standard ingredients are there—tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumber—but the sweetness of the summer berries adds a tasty twist that perfectly compliments the savory flavors.
Filling without feeling heavy, this easy strawberry salad recipe is perfect to take to work or serve at a dinner party. The tender frisée greens are mixed with chewy wheat berries, licorice-like fennel, crunchy snap peas, tangy red onion, and juicy strawberries. Pile up your plate, and enjoy!
The perfect afternoon pick-me-up, these bruschetta bites are bursting with fresh flavors. Sweet strawberries get a jammy texture after being roasted in the oven and are spooned onto baguette slices with a slather of creamy hummus. A basil leaf garnish adds the perfect herbal pop.
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest—just like this salad! Creamy avocado, tangy onion, hearty quinoa, and juicy strawberries join forces to form a satisfying meal that effortlessly highlights summertime produce. The homemade strawberry dressing is just the icing on the cake.
End the evening on a sweet note with these fruit-forward treats that perfectly highlight the jammy flavor of fresh strawberries.
Enjoy this plant-based twist on a classic childhood treat when you’re craving a strawberry dessert! Rich chocolate cookies sandwich a fluffy strawberry cream that gets a scrumptious texture from soaked cashews. The edges of each whoopie pie are rolled in crushed freeze-dried strawberries for a fun garnish and extra berry goodness.
Your taste buds will flip over this tofu-based strawberry cream infused with the tantalizing aroma of lemon zest and cardamom. Serve with fresh strawberries and/or other berries. Shares a reviewer, “Loved this! The cardamom and lemon zest just add that extra ‘something.’ Going to be a favorite whilst strawberries are in season.”
Galettes look best when they’re a little messy, so there’s no need to aim for perfection when you’re whipping up this yummy strawberry dessert. The tender sweet potato crust cradles a delectable filling of apples, walnuts, and strawberries and can be served as is or with a scoop of vanilla bean nice cream
Cool down when the weather heats up with these yummy fruit-forward ice pops. Strawberries, nectarines, and blueberries are encased in plant-based milk sweetened with maple syrup and almond extract. Once frozen in popsicle molds, these treats are easy to pop out whenever you have a hankering for something sweet.
This colorful strawberry dessert recipe may sound a little strange, but the mouthwatering flavors will win you over after the first bite. A thin homemade crust is slathered with a sweet cashew-cream sauce and topped with fresh strawberries that get deliciously gooey as the “pizza” bakes. Sprinkle it with fresh mint, and enjoy!
Make the most of the season’s strawberries with these crave-worthy cupcakes. The classic vanilla cake base gets a subtle nutty upgrade with almond butter, while the strawberry icing is sweetened with maple syrup. This pretty pink dessert is great for a summer BBQ or birthday party.
Beat the heat with this refreshing frozen strawberry dessert recipe, which only requires three ingredients. Zesty lemon is pulsed together with frozen bananas and strawberries for a frosty treat that tastes like fruity lemonade. This recipe is best served immediately but can also be stored in the freezer for up to a week.
Akin to a fruit cobbler, this French dessert is ideal for using up a surplus of strawberries. A jammy mixture of berries, bananas, and strawberry jelly is topped with sweetened oats and baked to golden-brown perfection. Even though it’s technically a dessert, this dish can be enjoyed for breakfast, as well.
Calling all ice cream lovers! Juicy strawberries are turned into a luscious frozen treat that’s just as creamy as the real deal. Chunks of dark chocolate pair perfectly with the sweet fruit, while fresh mint leaves make for a refreshing garnish. This is a dessert that you’ll want to savor all summer long.
Whether it’s the Fourth of July or not, these yummy ice pops really hit the spot. Eye-catching layers of creamy blueberry, banana, and strawberry purée are lightly sweetened with dates and plant-based milk. Insert an ice-pop stick, let them set in the freezer, and voilá: the ultimate frozen strawberry dessert.
Whip up this show-stopping dessert when you have guests to impress. The bright pink bread pudding gets its vibrant hue from the juice of the sautéed berries that fill the center. To make it even more irresistible, a lavender cashew cream is drizzled over each slice to invoke floral flavors that pair perfectly with the sweet berries.
This no-cook strawberry dessert recipe is colorful, tasty, and oh-so-easy to make. A homemade crust of oats, nuts, and date paste is pressed into cupcake tins and filled with blended berries, citrus, and bananas. Satisfy your sweet tooth without any unhealthy ingredients.
Show off the season’s strawberries in all their glory with this simple and scrumptious pudding recipe. Absorbent chia seeds soak up a mixture of plant-based milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla to form a creamy base that complements juicy berries. Dig into this after dinner, or even enjoy it as a light breakfast!
Get the best of both worlds when you make a batch of these tantalizing ice cream cupcakes. The perfect strawberry recipe for warm days, the chocolate cake base is topped with a luscious berry ice cream and studded with chocolate chips. Is there any better combo than strawberries and chocolate? We certainly don’t think so!
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Megan Edwards is a staff writer and content producer for Forks Over Knives. She is also a certified RYT-500 yoga teacher who is passionate about cultivating holistic wellness through plant-based eating, mindful movement, and meditation. With a background in journalism and marketing, she supports both the online presence and quarterly print magazine for Forks Over Knives.