By Samantha Schwab
You guys! Strawberry season is just around the corner, and it’s something we look forward to all year long. Really: All. Year. Long. And then it’s over in a blink of the eye, s you had better believe have a plan for all those gorgeous berries, namely these sweet and savory strawberry recipes. Think: a strawberry salsa you’ll want to put on everything, strawberry pasta salad (it works!), and strawberry focaccia — yes, please!
1. Roasted Strawberry Ricotta Toast from Healthy Little Vittles
Move over avocado toast, there’s a new kid in town! While it takes a *little* more effort than simply smashing an avocado on toast, there’s something just so dreamy about roasted strawberries paired with fresh ricotta.
2. Strawberry Salad with Balsamic from Love & Lemons
A sweeter take on the classic Caprese salad, this strawberry salad with balsamic hits all the marks. So refreshing and flavorful, this dish would be so perfect on its own or as a summer BBQ side.
3. Strawberry Salsa from Savory Experiments
Think salsa has to be tomato-based? This strawberry salsa recipe has us re-thinking our definition. Made with fresh strawberries, cucumber, red onion, and basil, this salsa great on top of yogurt or ice cream, alongside meat or fish, or even as a dip with cinnamon pita chips!
4. Strawberry Basil Chicken from Wholesomelicious
This is not your ordinary chicken recipe. Topped with fresh strawberries and basil, this pan-seared chicken is the ultimate example of sweet and savory. Did we mention it’s a one pan dish that comes together in 30 minutes?
5. Strawberry Basil Focaccia from How Sweet Eats
This focaccia recipe with sliced strawberries, loads of basil, caramelized onions, and balsamic vinegar has us drooling. Make it healthier by substituting whole wheat flour for AP flour.
6. Roasted Red Pepper and Strawberry Gazpacho from Live Eat Learn
This light and refreshing gazpacho subs out tomatoes for roasted red peppers and strawberries. It’s smoky, sweet, and comes together quickly!
7. Strawberry Goat Cheese Panini from Cookie + Kate
Cookie + Kate shows us that our favorite trio — strawberry, goat cheese, basil — is not just for salads. Drizzled with a honey balsamic sauce, this panini is the ultimate summer sandwich. (Try it with one of these low-carb breads.)
8. Strawberry Spinach Spring Rolls from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Have you seen anything more beautiful than these strawberry spring rolls? Inspired by a strawberry spinach salad, these spring rolls make for a tasty appetizer or on-the-go lunch.
9. Strawberry Pasta Salad from Delice Recipes
Fresh and colorful, this pasta salad combines strawberries, mozzarella, spinach, basil, and mint. It’s topped with a wine vinegar and honey dressing that ties all of the ingredients together and gives it an extra punch of flavor. Who needs mayo!