31 Yummy Summer Strawberry Recipes—from Breakfast to Dessert

By Megan Edwards,

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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!

BREAKFAST

Greet the morning with a strawberry-centered breakfast that will keep you energized for whatever the day has in store.

Strawberry Rhubarb oatmeal

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal

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.
strawberry rhubarb muffins in a muffin tin and an on gray plate with a pink napkin

Vegan Strawberry-Rhubarb Muffins

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.

Berry-Licious Overnight Oatmeal

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.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Rainbow Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

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.
Vegan parfait

Farmers’ Market Parfaits

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!
vegan pancakes

Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

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.

SIDES AND ENTREES

These delectable strawberry recipes are perfect for lunch or dinner when you’re craving an extra dose of berry goodness.

Strawberry-Mint Salad with Easy Maple-Dijon Dressing in a light blue ceramic bowl with a woman's hand holding the right side of the bowl

Strawberry-Mint Salad with Easy Maple-Dijon Dressing

Big juicy strawberries are the star ingredient in this sensational side dish, which also features crunchy jicama, fresh mint, and tangy red onion. A homemade vinaigrette—brightened with the fresh flavors of lime juice and zest, and sweetened with maple syrup—adds extra depth and ties the flavors together. If you like it spicy, add crushed red pepper. This mouthwatering summer salad is ideal for your next potluck or cookout.
Curried Chickpeas with Strawberry Chutney

Curried Chickpeas and Farro with Strawberry Chutney

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.
Strawberry-Radish Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing on dark gray ceramic plates

Strawberry-Radish Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Tender mixed greens and cooling cucumber form the base of this vibrant spring salad, while a generous helping of strawberries adds juicy flavor and vibrant color to every bite. Thinly sliced radishes echo the red theme while providing extra crunch and a subtle pop of heat. Add a creamy lemon-infused dressing to tie the dish together. Serve this light and bright side dish with veggie burgers or a hearty plant-based sandwich.

Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

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.
Strawberry Gazpacho Soup

Strawberry Gazpacho

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.
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Spring Frisée Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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!
Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta

Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta

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.
A colorful salad with sliced strawberries, avocado, and greens mixed together and drizzled with a bright red strawberry dressing, with a jar of strawberry dressing on the side

Spring Strawberry Salad

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.

DESSERTS

End the evening on a sweet note with these fruit-forward treats that perfectly highlight the jammy flavor of fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Nice Cream Sundaes

Strawberry Nice Cream Sundaes

Looking for a frosty treat that’s healthy as well as decadent? Frozen bananas and strawberries combine to make a creamy fruit ice cream, which is delicious on its own. But take the extra time to make the strawberry-apple compote—it’s worth it! Add a few crunchy almonds, and you’ve got a party-worthy dessert to finish any meal in style. A fan writes, “Super easy, and my teenage grandsons loved it! I didn’t have sliced almonds on hand, so I used walnut pieces.”
Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding in tall parfait glasses against a gray background

Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberries stand front and center in this decadent chilled dessert. A tangy strawberry purée, thickened with chia seeds and with orange juice for a subtle citrusy flavor, is served over fresh strawberries. Feel free to get creative and add toppings to suit. Sliced bananas, granola, fresh blueberries, or cacao nibs would work well. A reviewer notes, “The pudding is very good! Light, not too sweet! I used blood orange fresh squeezed juice. The color adds to the strawberry color and helps counter the greying aspect of chia seeds.”
Vegan Strawberry Blondies on light pink ceramic plates

Vegan Strawberry Blondies

Light and airy, these fruit-forward blondies feature a cakey, cinnamon-scented base dotted with strawberries, which get jammy and delicious in the oven. A few walnuts sprinkled on top add a rich, earthy crunch. Serve as they come or with aquafaba whipped cream or vanilla nice cream. Note: While the recipe calls for wheat flour, these can be made gluten-free with a 50:50 mix of sorghum flour and certified gluten-free oat flour. One commenter says, “They turned out great!”
Chocolate-Strawberry Vegan Whoopie Pies in a stack against a pink background

Chocolate-Strawberry Vegan Whoopie Pies

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.
The Best Vegan Strawberries and Cream in a glass cup with gold spoon

The Best Vegan Strawberries and Cream

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."
Strawberry-Apple Walnut Galettes on parchment paper

Strawberry-Apple-Walnut Galettes

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 View recipe
Strawberry, blueberry, and nectarine popsicles on a pink background surrounded by ice cubes

Loaded Strawberry Ice Pops

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.
Strawberry Dessert Pizza sprinkled with fresh mint leaves on a white marble countertop

Strawberry Dessert Pizza

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!
Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes

Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes

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.
Close-up shot of red-pink strawberry-lemonade vegan ice cream

Strawberry-Lemonade Nice Cream

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.
Strawberry Clafouti

Strawberry Clafouti Dessert

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.
Strawberry Chocolate nice cream - plant-based ice cream

Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream

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.
Patriotic Fruit Pops Vegan Ice Pops

Patriotic Fruit Pops

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.

Summer Pudding with Fresh Berries and Lavender Cashew Cream

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.
Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust on white plates with metal forks

Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust

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.
Chia pudding

Chia Pudding with Strawberries

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!
cupcakes, ice cream

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes

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.
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