Baked Salmon with Spinach and Strawberry SalsaEach spring, I look forward to indulging in plenty of fresh juicy strawberries. I remember my trip to France when I happened upon a tiny little strawberry stand in the middle of a small village close to the ocean. I have never had anything so delicious in my life! Luscious and sweet, I ate them fresh out of hand and took some home to bake into goodies like these Strawberry Cream Scones.
Spring Salad with Strawberries and Creamy Orange Avocado DressingStrawberries are best in the spring, particularly in May and June. You’ll want to enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages and desserts. Remember, they are not just for fruit salads and sweet dishes; strawberries are sensational in a wide range of foods from Spring Salad with Strawberries and Creamy Orange Avocado Dressing to Cucumber Sandwiches with Strawberries and Watercress to Pineapple and Strawberry Breakfast Sandwiches — and plenty more.
When shopping, look for firm red berries, no yellow or mushy soft spots. Keep them dry in the refrigerator and don’t wash them until you are ready to eat them. If possible, serve strawberries at room temperature for greater flavor and a heavenly fragrance. Want to experiment? Get inspired by these serious strawberry sensations:
These Mango Mimosas would be wonderful made with strawberries!
Dip strawberries in melted dark chocolate for someone you love. Or make these vegan Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. They are simple and amazingly delicious!
Add chopped strawberries to fruit and/or vegetable salsa recipes. This wonderful Baked Salmon with Spinach and Strawberry Salsa is one of our Health Starts Here® recipes. Make the salsa recipe on its own and use it for just about any baked or grilled fish or in chicken or tofu wraps.
Strawberries and cookies? You bet! Organic Strawberries and Cream Cookies are easy to make and pretty, too.
Serve sliced strawberries over ice cream, frozen yogurt or your favorite non-dairy frozen dessert. For special occasions and springtime holidays, consider serving Strawberry Shortcakes with Maple Syrup and Frozen Yogurt, Strawberries and Ice Cream with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction or this Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.
Have you tried our Red Wine Strawberries and Cream for dessert? Doesn’t that sound delicious?
Add strawberries to muffins and quick breads, or serve over pancakes, waffles or French toast. The Strawberry Cream Scones I mentioned before use freshly blended strawberries for moisture so cream is kept to a minimum.
Enjoy strawberries with your favorite granola. Add yogurt, if desired.
Top hot or cold cereals with sliced strawberries.
Make a strawberry fruit salad with other colorful fruits and berries. Add some dark chocolate chips for a treat.
Mash strawberries with cream cheese and spread over toast or biscuits.
What’s your favorite way to eat strawberries? Share your idea or recipe in the comments section below.