Our Favorite Recipes for Summer Fun with Strawberries

You feel it in the air… summer’s finally upon us! And, you know what that means—summer fun with strawberries and lots of locally-grown fruits and vegetables! We love creating treats with fresh strawberries because they are so sweet, light, and juicy.Summer fun starts with fresh strawberries. Check out our 3 easy, favorite recipes for entertaining friends! www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes In New England, peak strawberry harvest season is in June and July, so now is prime time to have fun this summer eating and enjoying strawberries!

Strawberry’s Powers

Beyond strawberries’ sweet taste, they are chock full of nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin C, manganese, folate (vitamin B9), and potassium
  • Antioxidants (good for heart health and blood sugar control!)
  • High in fiber

So feel free to indulge in this fun, delicious summer treat!

Easy, Fun, Summer Strawberry Recipes

If you’re looking for some inspiration for fun summer recipes with strawberries, we’re here to make it easy for you! So, here are three recipes chock full of summer fun with strawberries for all the health nuts (and chocolate lovers) out there!

The first recipe is for a classic smoothie combination. It’s really popular for 3 very important reasons. Not only is it super refreshing, but it’s filled with lots of natural sugars and fiber! It’s a staple in our house this time of year—especially when the fresh strawberries are there for the picking!Summer fun starts with a refreshing strawberry banana smoothie! Check out our 3 easy, favorite recipes with fresh strawberries for entertaining friends! www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes

Strawberry Banana Smoothies

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
1/2 fresh (or frozen) banana
1/4 cup greek yogurt (or dairy-free alternative)
1/4 cup milk (or dairy-free alternative)
Makes enough for one serving.
Take all the ingredients and blend them together in a blender or food processor until you reach desired consistency. In addition, you can include any nut butter or chia seeds for some added protein or healthy fats!

After making a sweet recipe with your strawberry harvest, you might want to try a savory recipe. This next recipe for summer fun with strawberries, Strawberry Salsa, is from Ali at gimmesomeoven.com. In addition to adding some amazing color to your table, it’s simple to make and very delicious!  Strawbery salsa for the win! Check out this recipe by gimmesomeoven.com, and 2 others for summer fun with fresh strawberries. www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes

Strawberry Salsa

Ingredients:
1 pint fresh strawberries, finely diced
1 jalapeno, finely diced with seeds and stem removed
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
2/3 cup cilantro, finely diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
Pinch of salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients and toss together. Eat right away with some tortilla chips or store in the fridge for later!

If you’re looking for a go-to family activity for summer fun with strawberries, look no further than at the following melt-in-your-mouth recipe!Have an abundance of freshly picked strawberries? For a delicious summer treat, dip them in chocolate and we have the recipe for you! Check out our 3 easy, favorite recipes with fresh strawberries for entertaining friends! www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:
1 pound strawberries (as large as you can find with stems!)
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (or whatever chocolate you prefer)
Optional: sprinkles, crushed candy ,or chopped nuts)
First, melt chocolate by placing it in a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water, or in the microwave. (If using microwave, place on low power for one minute, stir, and place back in for another minute). While the chocolate is melting, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Holding the strawberries by the stem, dip berries into chocolate and lay on the parchment paper. After that, add sprinkles or any other desired toppings while the chocolate is still warm! Place strawberries in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.

Strawberries are Fun

We hope to have inspired you to try something new with strawberries for your next meal or party! As you can tell, we love strawberries —they’re definitely a fun fruit! However, we do not imprint edible images on strawberries or other berries. 

Branded Fun to Eat Fruit is Super Fun

Here at Fun to Eat Fruit, we imprint your logo, message or hashtag on hard-surfaced fruits, like apples, oranges, limes, and lemons.Fresh fruit and summer fun go hand-in-hand! Check out our 3 easy, favorite recipes with fresh strawberries for entertaining friends! www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes While we do not work with berries, we love making your next summer party or gathering unique. So, we hope you try out these awesome recipes and also think about serving your guests some personalized Fun to Eat Fruit featuring your custom, edible image! Contact us for a quote today for your branded fruit for your next get-together, party, or event.

PIN ME!Summer fun starts with fresh strawberries. Try our 3 easy, favorite recipes with strawberries for entertaining friends, including a fresh, spicy take on salsa from gimmesomeoven.com. www.funtoeatfruit.com #strawberries #summerrecipes #fruit #strawberryrecipes

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13 Responses to Our Favorite Recipes for Summer Fun with Strawberries

  1. Lori June 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

    Oh yum!! I adore strawberries and I’m definitely going to try the salsa! That sounds delicious!! The boys have strawberry smoothies all summer long!!

    • Beth June 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

      Glad to hear you’re going to try the salsa! What ingredients do you put in your strawberry smoothies? Any secret ones?

  2. Bri Adams June 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

    Yes! Strawberries are my favorite in any form! I am definitely going to try out that salsa recipe. So fun. Too bad you can’t imprint these guys but your apples are the BEST! I need to try out your citrus fruits next.

    • Beth June 24, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

      Yay! The strawberry salsa recipe is definitely a hit at my summer parties! Yes, lets get some citrus fruits out to you…dm with details of what you’re thinking!

  3. Holly June 22, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

    I love strawberries!! All of these look so darn good— will have to try the salsa for sure!!

    • Beth June 24, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      Strawberries are sooooo delish! Let me know how you like the salsa!

  4. Jennifer June 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

    These all sound delicious my friend! I’m definitely going to try to mix up some of that strawberry salsa! Thank you for sharing!

    • Beth June 24, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you! I’d love to hear how you like the strawberry salsa!

  5. SugarPartiesLA June 24, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

    Strawberry salsa …. you got me ! Never had that before it sounds so good. Definitely a must try on my list.

    • Beth June 26, 2019 at 1:10 am #

      So happy to hear that the strawberry salsa made your “to try” list! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  6. nathalie - Press Print Party! July 3, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

    Wow, that strawberry salsa looks amazing! I’ve done mango but not strawberries… yum

    • Beth July 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

      Mango salsa sounds delicious, too! It certainly is the season for yummy salsas with fresh fruit!

  7. Jackie July 30, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

    Strawberry smoothies are our favorite too! So many strawberries all summer!

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