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Strawberry Recipe Round Up


It’s officially Strawberry Season around here.

What does that mean? A Strawberry Recipe Round Up, of course! If your house is anything like my house this means that strawberries are in every smoothie, packed into lunches, sliced on yogurt or oatmeal, baked into EVERYTHING and almost always dolloped with soft mountains of whipping cream. Here are seven of my favourite strawberry recipes, each a berry-filled celebration of spring. Welcome to our Strawberry Recipe Round Up!

There’s Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake , an ideal pairing with a cup of coffee, possibly even better with tea, this snack time treat has all the hallmarks of a classic coffee cake and gets its great flavor and moistness from the double fruit combo of strawberries and rhubarb.

Tall, moist and perfectly sweet with juicy berry bits, Strawberry Banana Bread bakes up beautifully in a Bundt pan for a pretty presentation.

Jammy and sweet with a crumbly almond crust, these Strawberry Tarts with Almond Crusts are worth the time and effort. Dont forget to save some petite berries for garnish!

Lemon and Strawberries were meant to be together and if you don’t believe me, make these Strawberry Lemon Short Cakes covered in oozy-sweet berries and soft whipped cream.

Looking for a strawberry recipe that’s not so sweet? How about one that isn’t even a dessert! Goat cheese and a zippy dressing balance the strawberries and crunchy maple almonds in this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Balsamic Dressing.

Old fashioned and homey, this lighter take on a classic custard cream pie, this Strawberry and Yogurt Custard Pie has flavor for miles and is easy to make.

Not craving chocolate but still wanting a dense, chewy dessert? Or do you want something fruity? have both with Strawberries on White Chocolate Almond Blondies.


Spinach Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

This salad is a re-creation of a restaurant classic, often called “California Spinach Salad”. It’s a gorgeous combo of fresh spinach, strawberries, goat cheese, candied nuts and a balsamic poppyseed dressing. Serves 4

Arrange spinach in a shallow serving bowl (about 2 handfulls per person).


1 cup goat cheese (crumbled)

2 C sliced strawberries

1 C candied almonds – recipe below

Top with Balsamic Poppyseed Dressing just before serving.


For the Candied Almonds

In a medium frying pan, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add 1 Cup of blanched almonds. Cook until the almonds begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stirring as they cool. Allow to cool fully before using in salad.

For the Balsamic Poppyseed Dressing

¼ C balsamic vinegar

¼ C olive oil

½ tsp Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp poppy seeds

salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a tight sealing jar and shake vigorously until emulsified, about 1 minute.