Spring and summer are the seasons of freshness and vibrancy, and nothing captures the essence of these seasons quite like sweet, juicy strawberries. These versatile berries can be used in a variety of recipes, from sweet desserts to refreshing drinks. Choose, store, and prep your strawberry correctly, then create some delicious strawberry recipes this spring and summer!
Strawberry shortcake is a classic dessert that is perfect for spring and summer. It is made with layers of buttery, flaky biscuits, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. To make the biscuits, you will need flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and milk. Once you have baked the biscuits, slice them in half and top with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a cold glass of strawberry lemonade. To make this drink, blend fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar until smooth. Add the mixture to a pitcher of cold water and stir well. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and a few fresh strawberries.
Strawberry salad is a fresh and healthy option for a spring or summer meal. Simply combine mixed greens, sliced strawberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Strawberry sorbet is a light and refreshing dessert that is perfect for a hot summer day. To make this sorbet, blend fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve in small bowls with a sprig of fresh mint.
A strawberry smoothie is a great way to start your day. Simply blend fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt, honey, and milk until smooth. Add a few ice cubes to make it extra refreshing. This smoothie is not only delicious but it is also packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
Strawberries are a versatile and delicious fruit that can be used in a variety of recipes. From classic desserts like strawberry shortcakes to healthy salads and refreshing drinks, there are plenty of ways to enjoy strawberries during the spring and summer seasons. So why not try out some of these sweet and delicious strawberry recipes and make the most of the fresh and vibrant flavors of the season?
Rebecca Barnes is the Publisher of Prince William Living magazine and Brides & Weddings magazine. She is a lifelong resident of Prince William County and a volunteer with OWL VFD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a Grandma, visiting Walt Disney World, blogging at Sightseeing Sidekick, reading, and sleeping.