Ideas to Cook from Strawberries
When it is strawberry season, you want to grab the opportunity of preparing strawberries in different ways for family dinners or to take out to munch while on the road. These juicy and sweet fruits are so versatile that you can try these top 10 ideas to cook from strawberries and delight your kids and family’s palates.
For a quick snack or appetizer for surprise guests, this sweet and savory treat will surely bring smiles on their faces. Slice a baguette and toast. Spread crumbled goat cheese on one side then top with roughly chopped strawberries and chopped mint or basil. You can sprinkle freshly ground black pepper for a more intense strawberry flavor.
Make a deep “X” in one end of the fruit. Spread it open. Mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and almond extract until fluffy. Pipe the mixture into the berries. Sprinkle with grated chocolate and chill until ready to serve. This is perfect for little kids’ snacks or as a school lunch treat.
This may sound very intimidating but when you get to dig into this cheesy and tart treat, you will feel satisfied. Try your favorite recipe today.
Hull strawberries and spread on a foil. Sprinkle with orange or lemon zest then drizzle with almond liqueur. Tightly seal and barbecue until tender. You can serve it over frozen yogurt or your favorite ice cream flavor for a cool treat on a summer afternoon.
Prepare this old time favorite with graham cracker crust and freshly whipped cream, pudding, and cheese. The beautifully arranged strawberry garnishes on top makes this pie so divine that you want to dig in immediately. You need to wait for an hour or two while it chills in the refrigerator to give you that ultimate strawberry dessert experience.
Tortilla chips, avocado, and strawberries! This is a perfect snack to go while watching the Super Bowl or cozying up in the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Looking for a sweet and tart dressing for your salads? Simply add mashed strawberries into balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Drizzle over your salad greens. You can also add freshly sliced strawberries into your salad for an extra nutrition boost.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
For starters during a party, chocolate dipped strawberries are great to keep the crowd going and it is very easy to make. You can prepare them ahead of time and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Take your favorite vanilla or chocolate ice cream and freshly chopped strawberries and blend until smooth. It is delicious as it is, but you can also place them in individual cups and freeze to serve as treats for thirsty kids at your child’s birthday party. You can also add finely chopped fresh fruits to make it look more appetizing.
Perhaps the most favorite strawberry recipe among adults is the strawberry shortcake. This old-fashioned favorite topped with freshly whipped cream will make your mouth water and may leave the plate empty.
Take advantage of the strawberry season. Search for your family’s strawberry recipes and prepare these sumptuous treats for family dinners, children’s birthday parties or just to give in to your sweet tooth cravings.