This berry is so popular that a 1980s doll was named after it (that'd be Strawberry Shortcake, for those of you scratching your head). But this plump, juicy bite is good for more than shortcakes and spinach salads. Consider these recipes our serenade to the strawberry.
Your next carton of strawberries is going to be your best yet. These recipes go way beyond chocolate-dipped (although there's nothing wrong with that).
Two superfoods become one! You've-heard-it-in-the-news quinoa and you-already-know-they're-great strawberries meet cute in this 175-calorie snack.
Sound smart by serving strawberries in Atole de Fresa (atole is a thick beverage that might as well be a creamy milk shake). It's simpler than it sounds and even more delicious than you're imagining.
We added more to your s'more. Thinly sliced strawberries and banana enjoy the company of chocolate and melted marshmallows in our great take.
No tomatoes here -- the bright red star of these sweet-hot salsas is the not-so-humble strawberry. Match her with jalapeno for a kickin' dip.
Just imagine: Strawberries, vinegar, garlic, rosemary, and hot pepper sauce spooned over shredded slow-cooked pork, all stuffed inside a fresh bun. Now wipe that messy drool off your chin.
You could make a plain-Jane strawberry cake ... or you could let strawberries shine in all their ruby-red glory on the outside of your frosted masterpiece. Not a tough call.
Grilled fish is the base, chopped strawberries are the finish. This is a gorgeous take on Tuesday night dinner.
Simplicity is on display in a nature-does-it-best bruschetta. Baguette, oil, goat cheese, strawberries, and arugula do their thang in each bite.
Four ingredients. A day of dipping. You're welcome.
Burgers don't have a monopoly on grill marks. Lightly sugared strawberries need about 6 minutes to join the barbecue ranks. We're hooked.