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23 Easy and Healthy Fresh Strawberry Recipes for Summer

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These are the best fresh strawberry recipes, all made with simple ingredients you can find at the grocery store and with simple instructions. 

They're the perfect recipes when you have an abundance of strawberries on hand. Whether you're looking for breakfast treats, party ideas, desserts, or side dishes, you'll find what you need with these easy recipes.

And if you want a delicious fruit dip, this Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is the perfect accompaniment to a fruit tray! 

Here are the best strawberry recipes!

Fresh Strawberry Cake

You are going to love this fresh strawberry cake recipe! It's studded with fresh strawberries in a simple, single-layer cake that's easy to make and tastes great!

A slice of cake being removed from a round strawberry cake.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

These fantastic frozen yogurt berry bites are covered in dark chocolate and make a refreshing, sweet treat! They're a super easy fresh strawberry recipe to make and only require a few ingredients. You can use strawberries or your favorite type of fresh fruit - I used blueberries and juicy strawberries because they freeze well. 

Strawberry blueberry yogurt bites topped with chocolate and peanuts.

Healthy Strawberry Crisp

This healthier strawberry crisp recipe is bursting with sweet flavor! It's a delicious way to use fresh or frozen strawberries.

Healthy strawberry crisp in a bowl topped with yogurt.

Strawberry Yogurt Bark

This fresh strawberry yogurt bark recipe is so easy to put together. It's a refreshing, delicious snack or healthy dessert!

Strawberry frozen yogurt bark.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This bright and fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe with pecans is a family favorite! It's a wonderful salad that celebrates fresh strawberries.

Strawberry spinach salad in a large white bowl.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing

This gorgeous strawberry vinaigrette dressing recipe will be your new favorite homemade dressing!

Strawberry vinaigrette dressing in a small glass bowl with a gold spoon.

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries

This delicious mixed berry yogurt bark is easy to make and the tastiest treat. It's a wonderful healthy snack or dessert you can pull together in just a few minutes and is full of fresh berries.  

A hand holding a piece of frozen yogurt bark.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

You're going to love this five ingredient strawberry banana smoothie bowl. This delicious banana strawberry smoothie bowl comes together with just a few ingredients. It uses frozen fruits to eliminate the need for ice. Or use in-season fresh, so you have perfectly sweet strawberries.

A strawberry banana smoothie bowl topped with strawberries, blueberries, coconut, and nuts.

Watermelon Strawberry Sangria

This watermelon strawberry sangria recipe is refreshing and delicious. It's super easy to make and is sure to elevate your BBQ or other summer celebration. It's perfect for a hot summer day when you want a refreshing drink that's vibrant and flavorful. 

Watermelon strawberry sangria in a glass.

Strawberry Milk

This delightful strawberry milk recipe made with a fresh strawberry purée is a real treat. If you love fresh strawberries, then you've got to try this sweet and tasty recipe. You can make one serving or triple or quadruple the recipe to make a pitcher full for a brunch or party.

A wine glass with strawberry milk, two straws, and a whole strawberry garnish.

Cute Strawberry Tartlets

Everyone loves these adorable strawberry tartlets. They're super cute, absolutely delicious, and might be your new favorite strawberry recipe. They're a fun Valentine's Day dessert or good for any time you have fresh strawberries and puff pastry. They're easy to make and topped with powdered sugar for a fancier look and a bit more sweetness. 

Three strawberry tartlets on a white plate.

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

This fresh strawberry dessert recipe is healthy, naturally sweetened, and delicious. If you like strawberries and cream, you'll love these flavors. They're easy to make and ready after just 3 hours of freezing time. Everyone loves a tasty popsicle!

Closeup of a strawberry yogurt popsicle on a light green plate.

Strawberry Cantaloupe Salad

This easy strawberry cantaloupe salad recipe with a sweet mint and lime topping and a little sugar for just the right sweetness. It's wonderfully delicious and a perfect side dish to serve at a summer dinner. It makes four side salad servings and is ready in just a few minutes. 

A strawberry cantaloupe salad in a white bowl.

Breakfast Fruit Salad

This easy breakfast fruit salad is perfect for mornings when you want a fresh, quick meal. It's also great as an afternoon snack! This simple, easy fruit salad recipe is made from cut fresh fruit and freshly-squeezed orange juice. 

A closeup shot of a breakfast fruit salad.

Strawberry Tahini Cake

This strawberry cake recipe is surprisingly easy to whip up and has all the flavor. It's perfect for strawberry season and absolutely bursting with fresh strawberry goodness. This is a great snack cake and goes well with tea or coffee if you love sweet morning treats.

Strawberry tahini cake topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

Cherry Strawberry Crisp

This cherry strawberry crisp recipe is perfect for a crowd! It's similar to a cherry strawberry cobbler but easier to make with its crisp topping. The summer berry flavor really shines as it's full of juicy berries. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect topping for this crisp.

Cherry strawberry crisp with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

This beautiful cucumber and strawberry salad is refreshing and delicious. It's a great way to use those fresh strawberries. The crunchy, cool flavor of the cucumbers offsets the juicy brightness of the berries. Topped with a healthy portion of chopped herbs and crumbly feta and paired with a balsamic vinegar glaze to make the perfect vinaigrette.

Closeup of a strawberry cucumber salad in a white serving dish with a silver spoon.

Strawberry Rose Coconut Milk Popsicles

This recipe for strawberry rose coconut milk popsicles is a really delicious (and healthy!) treat. The pretty pink color is perfect and makes a beautiful popsicle. The best part is they only need 10 to 15 minutes of hands-on time to make. Just throw the ingredients in a blender or food processor and into popsicle molds.

strawberry rose popsicles drizzled with chocolate

Strawberry & Lemon Granita

This strawberry and lemon granita recipe is a delightful summer dessert. This is how we eat slushies as adults - we get fancy and call them granitas. Made with puréed strawberries, lemon zest and just enough sugar, it's exactly the dessert you need in the summer!

Strawberry and lemon granita in a bowl.

Citrus Berry Spinach Salad

This delicious citrus berry salad with spinach is easy, refreshing, and bright. This salad packs in several servings of fresh fruit and greens. It's quick to make and full of great flavors. I'll show you how to whip up a simple vinaigrette to top it off. 

A citrus berry spinach salad in a white bowl with a silver spoon.

Yogurt Dipped Strawberries

This gorgeous yogurt covered fresh strawberry recipe is so easy to make! You'll dip fresh strawberries in vanilla yogurt for a sweet, healthy treat. If you want to dress them up, you can dye the yogurt with pink food coloring to make a gradient of white and pink dipped strawberries.

A closeup of yogurt covered strawberries on a small, white plate.

Rainbow Fruit Board

This gorgeous rainbow fruit board is easy to put together. It combines fresh, juicy fruit, mini marshmallows, and whipped cream (or Cool Whip), so there's something for everyone to enjoy. You can make this board with a variety of fruits, and it's great for brunch, parties, or family reunions. 

A rainbow fruit snack board with marshmallows and whipped cream.

Fresh Strawberry Tips and FAQs

Here are some answers to common questions that can help you make these wonderful fresh strawberry recipes. 

When are strawberries in season? 

Strawberries are in season from January to November. Their peak season is in the early summer months, when you'll find them in abundance at grocery stores and farmer's markets. 

Do strawberries ripen after being picked?

Strawberries don't ripen after being picked. You'll want to make sure you're buying strawberries that are already at peak ripeness. They'll be firm and bright red (unless they're another variety). 

How to make strawberries last longer? 

My favorite way to extend the life of strawberries is to clean the strawberries in vinegar right when they get home. This helps to prevent molding or any fungus and makes the strawberries last about a week longer. 

How do you know when strawberries have gone bad? 

Sometimes strawberries go bad before you see mold growing on them. Never cut the mold off and eat the remaining strawberry. Don't eat strawberries with mushy spots, yellowing leaves, or a bad smell.  

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