Strawberries - summer’s juicy, red jewels. These fruits may come in a small package but they make up the perfect base for several yummy recipes. Want to impress your guests at your next summer party or cookout? Keep reading for a few culinary gems.
🍓 Grilled Strawberry and Balsamic Chicken:
Marinate your chicken breasts in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, a neutral oil, and honey. Pop on the grill and sear to perfection. Here comes the sweet part! Top with a zesty strawberry salsa made from diced strawberries, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. This grilled meal is ideal for summer barbecues.
🍓 Fresh Strawberry Salad:
Salads don’t need to be boring when strawberries are involved. Toss sliced strawberries, lettuce, spinach, crumbled feta or goat cheese, and almonds in a bowl. Drizzle with your choice of vinaigrette or dressing.
🍓 Strawberry Lemonade:
Lemonade always hits the spot on sweltering summer days. Blend fresh strawberries with lemon juice, sugar, and water until smooth. For extra smoothness, try straining your mixture. Pour the lemonade over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary, mint, or a wedge of lemon.
🍓 Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles:
This one is a kids’ favorite! Pulse fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey, and a splash of lemon juice in a blender. Pour your mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. These popsicles can also be enjoyed by adults.
🍓 Classic Strawberry Shortcake:
Finally, it’s dessert time. Who doesn’t love a classic shortcake? Begin with baking light and fluffy shortcakes. Fill them up with your juiciest strawberries steeped in sugar. Give your heavenly treat an extra layer of flair by topping it off with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.
Strawberries really can do it all, from scrumptious desserts to beverages and sweet and savory meals. Which recipe will you be trying this summer?