Tuesday, June 24, 2014

13 amazing strawberry recipes (CSA Share Ninja Rescue 2014)

Enjoy this baker's dozen -- 13 -- gorgeous and delicious strawberry recipes: baked goods, beverages, salads and treats, all showcasing ripe, juicy, summertime strawberries.

Enjoy 13 delicious recipes for using fresh and juicy sumertime strawberries

Yo, peeps! Welcome to Week 5 of the CSA Share Ninja Rescue for 2014, where you tell me each week what produce from your CSA share (or garden or farmers' market) you're struggling to use, and I rescue your butt with a list of awesome and healthy recipes on Tuesdays.

Week 5 = strawberries!

OK, I'll admit it -- this week is a bit of a scammy installment of The Rescue. I mean, come on: we both know that no one is ever at a loss for what to do with strawberries, right?

Just. Eat. Them.

But I thought you might appreciate a baker's dozen of amazingly different and delicious recipes for those ripe, juicy strawberries that are showing up at produce stands, farmer's markets and pick-your-own farms all over (including Vermont, finally!). As usual, all these recipes come from my (and hopefully your) favorite bloggers.

Enjoy your strawberries -- and don't forget to stash some in the freezer for the winter!

Strawberry Recipes

1) Strawberry-Rhubarb Drop Scones

2) Strawberry-Ginger Pink Lemonade Cocktail (from Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

3) Strawberries Romanoff (from Kalyn's Kitchen)

4) Strawberry-Banana Baked Oatmeal

5) Strawberry Simple Syrup (from Barefeet in the Kitchen)

6) Minted Strawberry Quinoa Salad (from Inspired Edibles)

7) Roasted Strawberries

8) Strawberry Rhubarb Galette (from Kitchen Apparel)

9) Gluten-Free Strawberry Cream Cheese Popovers (from Kumquat)

10) Gluten-Free Strawberry Millet Muffins (from Beard and Bonnet)

11) Chocolate Strawberry Black Bean Mason Jar Smoothie

12) Fresh Strawberry Cake (from Spiced)

13) Strawberry Popsicles (from My Whole Food Life)

And if you are fully capable of scarfing down all your strawberries or turning them into delectable treats without my help? Simply check out the recipe suggestions from the past three years of the CSA Share Ninja Rescue for whatever other produce is giving you fits.

As I urge every week, please feel free to suggest some produce in the comments below and I'll feature them in next week's roundup!


  1. I had the same thought; who ever has extra strawberries that they don't know what to do with??? Although now that I think about it, I have had an overabundance of ones that were starting to go bad, so I can see having a bunch that are suitable only for baking. Maybe.

    1. I still have a whole bunch in the freezer from LAST year, so I need to make a bunch of these recipes just to make room for the new ones. :-)

  2. So OK, now that I made that comment I actually have a sitution of too many strawberries. With teenage son (AKA the human vacuum) out of town, I grossly overestimated how many strawberries we could eat. Yay for this post!!

    1. And don't forget about freezing them -- it's so awesome to pull them out in, say, JANUARY!!!