Celebrate Strawberry Season:
11 Sweet + Savory Recipes
We’ve rounded up our favorite sweet and savory strawberry recipes from local foodie bloggers to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season.
Looking to get the freshest berries? Read our tips on where to pick the best strawberries in San Diego and how to spot the ripest ones at the farmer’s market.
After you go picking, transform your strawberries into a delicious dish – savory or sweet – with these 11 recipe ideas!
5 Savory Strawberry Recipes: Salads and Appetizers
Think beyond sweet and celebrate the savory side of strawberries with these top recipes from local food bloggers:
Strawberry and balsamic vinegar are a classic pairing. The tart acidity of the vinegar enhances the natural sugars found in strawberries and this recipe kicks up that acidity a notch with the addition of vibrant, astringent pomegranate juice to the dressing. (Natasha’s Food Adventures)
Strawberries + cheese + balsamic vinegar + strawberries = magic. This sweet, salty, savory flatbread hits all the tastebuds in all the right places. Serve it with an arugula salad to round out the meal. (Carlsbad Cravings)
Kick your salsa game up a notch-add a sweet note to balance out the acid found in ripe tomatoes and jalapenos. Goes great with fish tacos, steak, and chips and guacamole. (Migraine Relief Recipes)
A quick, no-cook dish that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for cocktail hour or as an appetizer dish for your next get-together. (California Strawberry Commission)
The acid in the rice vinegar and saltiness of the soy sauce helps to make the sweetness in the strawberry sing. Enhance the dish with fresh basil and mint to punch up the flavors. Bring these vegan summer rolls to your next picnic or potluck; they’ll be gone in minutes! (California Strawberry Commission)
6 Sweet Strawberry Recipes For Breakfast, Dessert or Anytime
Classic flavor combos with new twists and punchy ingredients. A perfect sweet note to end a meal or start one!
These vegan, gluten-free crepes are simple and decadent all at the same time. Along with adding fresh strawberries, try sprinkling toasted nuts and freeze-dried strawberries to take these chocolate crepes to the next level. (Fueled Naturally)
Moffles, are a combo of two words: mochi + waffles. The “mochi” part of this waffle comes from the main ingredient—glutinous rice flour—the same base used to make the delicious Japanese dessert dumplings. These are chewier than regular waffles but still pack plenty of flavor. (Kirbie’s Cravings)
Kick up your morning juice routine with this simple blend of sweet, tart and bitter ingredients to keep your belly happy and boost your energy. (Family Spice)
Blogger Holly took inspiration from locally sourced ingredients—rose petal flower tea, hibiscus tea and plump strawberries straight from the market—to make this delicate, delicious sorbet. Add vodka or rum to kick it up a notch. (From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen)
These macerated strawberry rhubarb chia pudding cups are a perfect way to start or end your day with a sweet, but not too sweet, pick-me-up. Prep these on the weekend for an easy breakfast to go for busy weekday mornings. (Kitchen Konfidence)
This quick and easy no-cook dessert are great for a hot summer day. This recipe is for a cheesecake filling but give one of Blogger Kirbie’s other fillings a try: nutella or mascarpone. (Kirbie’s Cravings).