We're going way beyond shortcake with these fresh-picked recipes!
Nothing sums up the taste of the season like a red, ripe strawberry, right? Whether hand-picked from your own little garden patch or found by the pint basket at the U-pick field, these little jewels of summertime are the very best berries.
Adding natural sweetness to jam and shortcake, they're just as delicious in savory recipes like salads and salsas! Today, we're sharing a collection of recipes that feature the sweet strawberry in a starring role...maybe you'll find a new way to enjoy your fresh-picked bounty. Let's head to the patch!
(Hover over the image to pin!)
Chill out with this sippable treat from our cookbook, 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes. Shared by Sandy Benham of Sanborn, New York, it's a luscious combination of fresh summer fruit.
1 pt. strawberries, hulled and halved
2 c. watermelon, seeded and cubed
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. lemon juice
2 c. ice cubes
Combine strawberries, watermelon, sugar and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Gradually add ice and continue to blend. Serve immediately. Makes 5 to 6 servings.