What To Do with Fresh Picked Strawberries

It’s strawberry season!!! Recently we went strawberry picking and I was left with mounds of strawberries to use up. I had no idea what to do with all of the fresh picked strawberries!

That led me down a quest to find all the best recipes using fresh strawberries. So I now present to you… my all-inclusive fresh strawberry recipe list. Now you’ll never struggle to figure out what to do with fresh picked strawberries.

In the list below you’ll find: easy appetizers, summer salads, delicious baking recipes, fun homemade ice cream, and of course strawberry shortcake!!

Tip: Want to make your strawberries last when you take them home?

This article shares the best way to make your strawberries last longer. They say it’s by soaking them in a vineagar-water solution! After, rinse and use a salad spinner to make sure they are dry.

34 Recipes Using Fresh Strawberries…

Photo collage of all the recipes for what to do with fresh pickled strawberries

Fruit Dip Recipe

The absolute best summer pool party dish!

Italian Strawberries with Sugar and Lemon

This is a popular dish in Rome! It’s so simple and made with 3 ingredients.

Pickled Strawberries

This recipe might sounds a little odd, but these are incredible eaten on sourdough toast with goat cheese!!

Roasted Strawberry, Basil, & Goat Cheese Crostini

An incredible summer appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining!

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

Strawberry Fruit Leather

You don’t need a dehydrator for this recipe!

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Once you try homemade strawberry jam, you will never be able to buy the store-bought stuff.

Strawberry Syrup for Cocktails

Made with only 3 ingredients and so easy!!

Strawberry Syrup Cocktail

Everything you want in a summer cocktail! It’s light and refreshing with the perfect amount of sweetness!

Strawberry Spritzer Recipe with Rosé Wine

Just put strawberries in your wine for an easy & fun summer drink!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Most refreshing drink of summer!

Strawberry Watermelon Cucumber Salad

All of summer’s best produce in a bowl!

Watermelon Strawberry Caprese Salad

Tastes like summer in a bowl… it’s a caprese salad with watermelon & strawberries!

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

This refreshing summer salad has the perfect balance of sweet and salty!

Strawberry Burrata Quinoa Salad with Pistachios

Add some grilled steak or chicken and that’s a perfect dinner al fresco!

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberries on the salad and strawberries blended into the dressing!

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Pasta Salad

The perfect summer potluck dish!

Strawberry Bruschetta Grilled Cheese

You trusted me when it comes to pickled strawberries… so now I present to you: strawberry grilled cheese!!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This is a classic, but a fan favorite!

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Tart

A fun take on the classic mentioned above!

Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream Cake

And in ice cream form!

Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Cups

Made with layers of store-bought pound cake, whipped creamy pudding, and fresh strawberries.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

And if you want a homemade version of a strawberry shortcake… this is the BEST recipe for it!

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

There are fresh strawberries in the cupcake batter and the icing!!

Gluten-Free Almond Cake with Strawberries

So good you could even serve it to people who aren’t gluten free!

Hot Strawberry Jam Dutch Baby

Can be served at breakfast… or add some ice cream and you’ve got dessert!

Strawberry Summer Cake

This is soooo good and so easy to make!

Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake

This cake almost tastes like an old-fashioned strawberry donut! It’s by Alison Roman on the New York Times.

Strawberry Upside-down Cake with Cardamom

The cardamom is so good in this!

Strawberry Cobbler Bars

You can add in other fruits to the berry mixture here too! A blueberry, strawberry, raspberry combo is incredible!

Roasted Strawberry Hand Pies

Add some ice cream and you’ve got a perfect summer dessert!

Glazed Strawberry Bread

Tastes like summer in a loaf pan!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

If you have an ice cream, you have to try this!!!

Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

If you have an ice cream maker, you need to make this!!