With the start of Wimbledon fortnight we are all enjoying our strawberries.
There is nothing wrong with a deliciously simple bowl of strawberries and cream but I thought I would have a look and see what else you could do with a strawberry – other than Eton Mess of course.
How do you feel about savoury strawberry recipes? Well two chicken dishes are included in the collection below so you can challenge the boundaries and see what you think.
Strawberry Overnight Oats … And Lots Of Other Flavours Too … from Chocolate Covered Katie
Overnight oats are a big hit in our house. Even the most organised school morning is busy so who doesn’t love the idea of lifting a tasty breakfast out of the fridge and tucking straight in.
This is one of those things that can be as quick to prepare as you want it to be but you can pimp your oats to be as elaborate as you want too. They can be super healthy and calorie controlled or less structured.
This recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie is the perfect way to get started but once you’ve had a few goes at it you can really suit yourself depending on your requirements and what you have to hand.
We started off with a recipe that exclusively used yoghurt but with two thirds of the household needing dairy free it was quite an expensive way to go. We’ve moved on to using dairy free milk to soak the oats in overnight, almond milk is my favourite, but if there’s yoghurt in the fridge we put a spoonful on top before we eat.
I’m lucky that hubby provides me with a bountiful supply of fruit from his allotment in the warmer months and we find that the fruit is sweet enough with out having to add sugar to the soaking mixture.
Oats keep you feeling fuller for longer which can help to stop you snacking mid morning but even ignoring that huge plus point overnight oats are yummy … give them a go.
You can find the overnight oats recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie.
DAIRY FREE Strawberry Lolly from Preppy Kitchen
Some times the number of strawberries we grow can be a challenge to use and I’m so excited about trying this recipe I’ve already ordered some lolly moulds.
This creamy and delicious looking recipe has the unexpected bonus of being dairy free.
If you don’t want to add honey then don’t as strawberries in the height of summer will be sweet and tasty enough with out it.
You can find the lolly recipe at Preppy Kitchen.
Balsamic Strawberry And Chicken Pizza from Closet Cooking
Here’s the first of the savoury recipes.
Chicken and strawberries are not the obvious choice! But I do have to admit this looks absolutely gorgeous and I am going to give this recipe a go.
My little one will definitely love it.
If you fancy trying this recipe out to see what you think you can find it at Closet Cooking.
Non Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri from The Leaf – Nutrisystem
Simply put this is perfect for your friends that do not want alcohol or for children so they have a special drink at a barbecue or party too.
Save it for special occasions or whip it up on a warm day to sneak an extra portion of fruit in to the kids.
You can find the recipe for this non alcoholic summer cocktail at The Leaf – Nutrisystem.
GLUTEN FREE Gluten Free Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones from Grain Changer
Gluten free flour doesn’t behave the same way that wheat flour does and so recipes made with it can end up dry if those differences haven’t been taken in to account.
By contrast baking which includes fresh fruit can be soggy if a similar amount of thought hasn’t been put in to writing that recipe.
A gluten free recipe using fresh fruit sounds like a great way to solve both problems … it should be yummy too … who doesn’t like a scone?
If you can’t get your hands on buttermilk you can make your own using one cup of cow’s milk with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added to it. You can use lemon juice instead of the vinegar. This also works if you substitute the cow’s milk for dairy free milks like soya milk or almond milk. I use the apple cider vinegar version when I make soda bread. Don’t worry when the milk looks curdled as that is the point. I find when I’m using dairy free milk in a recipe that wasn’t written to include it that I don’t need as much of the substitute milk as I would cow’s milk so add your milk gradually until you are happy with the consistency.
You can find the scone recipe at Grain Changer.
Strawberry And Coconut Pastries from Delicious Magazine
This crowd pleasing recipe uses fresh strawberries but if you want to use jam then feel free to use it.
You can find the recipe for these pastries at Delicious Magazine .
Almond Chicken With Strawberry Balsamic Sauce from Cheese Please By Jess
There must be something about the idea of chicken and strawberries because here is another recipe that uses the same combination and the sauce looks very tasty.
Sweet and savoury in the same dish is definitely a subjective thing but there’s no harm in trying something new. Who knows this might be the next family favourite.
You can find this chicken recipe at Cheese Please By Jess.
Strawberry And Almond Traybake from Net Mums
This is one of those recipes that you can whiz up with an electric mixer in minutes for a family treat or if you’ve got company coming round.
Just remember that cakes with fresh fruit in only keep for a couple of days not that this one will be hanging around for that long!
You can find the traybake recipe at Net Mums.
PALEO AND PLANT BASED No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from The Natural Nurturer
Don’t rule this recipe out because it contains almond meal as the same ingredient is available over here in the UK it is just called ground almonds instead.
I’m actually really excited to try these little treasures and they look very easy to make.
If you don’t have food intolerances you might prefer to make your base the way a regular cheesecake is done with crushed biscuits and melted butter however the base included in this particular recipe does sound like it will be tasty.
You can find the cheesecake recipe at The Natural Nurturer .
Simple Strawberry Cobbler from Genius Kitchen
A hot stodgy dessert is not the obvious choice for summer but I have to admit to a love of fruit crumble so this recipe stood out.
There is a potential for the strawberries to be mushy and wet but you could add a little slaked cornflour (which is simply cornflour mixed to a runny paste with touch of cold water) to help avoid too much liquid.
If you like the cobbler topping there’s nothing to stop you using a different fruit such as the traditional apple and blackberry or something with a summer twist like nectarines.
You can find the cobbler recipe at Genius Kitchen .