Top 12 Simply Healthy Recipes with Strawberries and the Best Strawberry Dessert Ever!?!
Who doesn’t love strawberries? This refreshing and juicy fruit has always been near the top of the list when it comes to delivering delectable desserts and snacks. Both healthy and delicious, what's not to love? Below are 12 of the easiest, healthiest and quickest strawberry recipes we can find. Simple, easy and healthy, these recipes are perfect for beginners and those of us who have little time on our hands for preparing food.
Roasted Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry-Tahini Dressing
“Roasting the strawberries and then using their liquid in the dressing is a master touch!” – Mary @ Fit and Fred
A vastly different take on your more common strawberry recipes,this scrumptious veggie salad combines a healthy mix of green leafy vegetables with the refreshing taste of strawberries. You'll create a truly mouth-watering mix of veggies and fruit using this 'best of both worlds' salad recipe.
The strawberries balances out the flavor of the asparagus and if you are vegan then this recipe is a perfect healthy light meal, if you’re not then try adding some goat's cheese to give the recipe a really creamy taste.
Who knew that roasting strawberries would add a new layer of flavor to this delicious fruit? The preparation is quite simple as well and will offer no difficulty, even to beginners. The strawberry-tahini dressing is also extremely easy to do as it merely requires you to properly mix in the ingredients in a bowl. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Afterwards just throw in a spinach topping when you’re about to serve it and we bet even kids in the habit of avoiding vegetables will keep coming back for more.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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Strawberry, Brie Cheese, Honey and Basil Crostini
“I think you should just call it brilliant – it looks so delicious! Love the simplicity of it.” – Kristen
Want something that can go as both an appetizer and dessert? This delicious bite sized strawberry recipe will deliver both. All you need are a couple of bread slicesstrawberries and brie cheese. We suggest that you use a baguetteas it offers more than enough space to accommodate the strawberry and additional toppings that you will put on top once it is ready to serve.
A little preheating in the oven and a couple of sliced strawberries, a sprinkle of basil and a tablespoon of honey and you have yourself some delicious finger food that your family can enjoy before or after a meal.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Strawberries Stuffed with Cranberry Mascarpone
“These are little bites of heaven! I made them for a dinner party with the cheese I had left over from my Tiramisu.” – Art Whimsy
The fantastic combination of creamy cheese and sweet strawberries has mostly been overlooked but this easy, quick and healthy recipe will opening your mind to all sorts of possibilities for combining strawberries with other ingredients.
This appetizer/dessert (it's up to you whether it comes first or last in the running order) is quick and easy to do. Halve the strawberries and carefully pop the cheese mixture in the middle and sprinkle a couple of cranberry tidbits over the top. That is basically all you need to do in order to serve this refreshing, bite-sized, healthy and superbly delicious course.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
"Probably the best Straw/Rhubarb pie ever made. I was told by a member of our church that it was better than what his mother used to make. Will use it forever…” – Maureen K.
This dessert takes a little longer than some of our usual recipes but it's just so delicious we had to include it. Rhubarb and strawberries have always been a perfect combination as both flavors perfectly complement each other. This special recipe is so easy to follow that even a pie-making beginner would have no problem making one of the most delicious and healthy pies known to mankind!
Using the basic pie baking method this strawberry and rhubarb pie would be a perfect companion for all occasions and is a delightful swansong to a beautiful dinner with the family. The best strawberry desert ever? A bold claim but I'm struggling to come up with one that is as simple and yet just so utterly delicious!
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Salmon, Strawberry and Fennel Salad
“A fantastic salad! ... What a great combination of sweetness, saltiness and all sorts of texture! Number one on my summer food list!” – kkulma
This modern and elegant, light and fruity meal is a treat for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without skimping in the flavors department. An extravagant combination of green vegetables with brightly colored strawberries is stepped up a notch with the inclusion of delicious salmon.
This recipe will guide on creating the dressing for this healthy and refreshing salad. The recipe itself only needs a little mixing of the ingredients and a sprinkle of the dressing. This is one strawberry recipe that is a must in all households - a guaranteed favorite!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits
“I love the salty sweet flavor combo!! This is so pretty and perfect for summer!” – Tieghan
Get a little decadent and satisfy your sweet-tooth with this strawberry parfait recipe. This one is magnificent to behold and is as delicious as it is mouth watering. Simply start filling in your glass with alternating layers of cold milk yogurt, pieces of pretzel and slices of strawberry until you get to the top. Then drop in a spoonful of yogurt again to finish your strawberry pretzel parfait.
We are not kidding when we say that this recipe is decadent as the finished product contains 3.5% fat. But then again a little fat is not bad every once in a while. We say indulge yourself and give your kids a delicious treat!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Honey Sweetened Strawberry Sauce
“I absolutely love how easy this is! Need to make this ASAP.” – Chung-Ah
Love fruity jam sandwiches? Why not try this healthier alternative which includes fruits such as strawberries and lemon among other natural ingredients to create a tasty jam filling? You can even use this strawberry sauce on different foods other than bread. Let’s face it; bread is a pretty safe and tame choice for this strawberry sauce. Try experimenting on various combinations with this tasty and tangy sauce. Making the sauce is quite easy as all you need is to mush the strawberries and add the other ingredients and cook it for a couple of minutes. Ready your mason jar once done cooking with the sauce, let it cool and stick it in the fridge to freeze. Just whip it out whenever you need a quick healthy snack for the kids.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Roasted Strawberry, Chickpea and Asparagus Couscous
“I don't think I've roasted strawberries before... I am so intrigued! It is a shame strawberries don't last long when fresh!” – Janet @ The Taste Space
Roasting strawberries isn't exactly a widely practiced kitchen tradition but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore this little known technique. In fact roasting strawberries adds new layers in terms of flavor to this sweet delicious fruit.
This salad incorporates a combination of vegetables and strawberries for a fusion of flavors that will burst on your taste buds. It is easy to prepare thanks to staples s ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, asparagus, couscous, ground pepper and of course strawberries. The wild mixture of flavors complement each other perfectly and you’ll be surprised how delicious the end results can be. If you want to prepare something quite different for the family then try this recipe out.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
“This would be so fun to eat on Valentine's Day!” – jthelander 1231
This is a low carb and deliciously sweet dessert that packs creamy cannoli mixture into ripe, refreshing strawberries. The recipe itself is super simple and incredibly quick, all you do is mix ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla, then spoon out some of the inside of a halved strawberry and pipe the cannoli mixture into the strawberry. That's it!
It's not mentioned in the recipe, but if you're using enough strawberries you could easily make a quick coulis with the insides of the strawberries you'd otherwise waste. Just squeeze them and sieve them to get rid of the pulp and seeds.
This is a one-two combination that will absolutely be a favorite at any family get together. Kids and adults alike are going to be gobbling these down like candy.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Strawberry Banana Sorbet
“Made this last night and LOVED it! My whole picky family loved it. We can never eat the frozen desserts because of all of our food allergies, but we all ate (and loved) this one.” – Sarah S
This is a perfect way to keep cool during the hot summer days. What’s more this is an extremely easy recipe to make, so a great one with which to get the kids involved.
Just prepare a couple of strawberries, some bananas, honey, cornstarch and lemon juice and you are already half way there. Use a blender and make a strawberry, banana and honey puree. Next up is to mix in the remaining ingredients during the cooling process. You’ll end up with a smooth and frothy cream to pop in the freezer. After a couple of hours your Strawberry Banana Sorbet is ready to be enjoyed by the whole family!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Orange Vinaigrette
“Looks lovely and summery” – Magnolia Verandah
This flavorful summer salad is a perfect side dish for your meal and is also a great choice as a light snack. The combination of veggies and fruits delivers a unique balance of flavors to your mouth and is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite.
The healthy, green vegetables are topped with refreshing strawberries with a side of orange slices for added color and zest. Try this out alongside roasted chicken marinated in citrus to truly appreciate the variety of flavors.
A lot of ingredients might make this seem like a difficult recipe to make but the truth is far very different. Pop evrything in a bowl and just mix together! So easy your kids could prepare it, a great way to start their culinary journey. It is easy, delicious and healthy. What more could you ask for?
Prep Time: 5 minutes
“Summer just got a whole lot better! I can’t wait to try these. I’m tempted to even splurge on a juicer – the carrot orange part looks so good. Thanks!” – Karen
What better way to end this list than with a good old fashion Popsicle? Summer is already getting closer and we've had a number of beautiful days already. Why give your kids popsicles that contain preservatives when you can make them yourself fresher and healthier?
All you need is a blender, a handful of strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Once the ingredients are properly liquefied just pour them into a popsiclemold insert a stick and place them in the freezer for a couple hours. If you want some variety we suggest including a slice of kiwi into the mold for added flavor and enhanced appearance.
Do this with your kids and let them savor their work later that day. This is as basic as they come and is definitely a hundred times healthier and more enjoyable than buying popsicles from your local supermarket.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
- Andy Irvine