Top Picked Recipes: National Strawberry Day

This February 27th is National Strawberry Day. In honor of this day, and one of our favorite fruits (strawberries!), here are some of our Top Picked Recipes: National Strawberry Day.

Origin of Strawberries

There are two schools of thought as to the origin of Strawberries and how they got their name. One theory is that when the berries fell off the berry plants, they were “strewn” all over the ground and became “straw” berries, which over time turned into strawberries. The other theory is that strawberry beds were mulched and insulated with straw to keep the weeds away and warm over the winter. With the use of the straw came their name, strawberries.

Strawberries Facts

    • Seeds grow on the outside of the fruit
    • Belong to the rose family
    • Each American eats 3.4 pounds per year
    • Strawberries are perennials
    • Mainly grown in California

Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes by My Recipes

This sweet dessert drink highlights juicy strawberries and creamy vanilla ice cream. Not everyone loves milkshakes, but this one you’re going to love! Milkshakes are an excellent afternoon pick-me-up or a delicious post-dinner treat. You could even add a banana chocolate syrup for a chocolate-covered strawberry milkshake!

Strawberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic

Who doesn’t love a good fruit crumb bar? Buttery, rich crumb is the perfect envelope to a layer of juicy, sweet strawberry filling. This strawberry crumb bar recipe has minimal ingredients but does not skimp on flavor. So, you could even add some other fruits that complement the strawberries, including blueberries, raspberries, or rhubarb!

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon with Strawberry Salsa by Life as a Strawberry

In addition to being great for desserts (strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pancakes), strawberries are also an excellent and fresh ingredient for savory dishes. They are lovely in salads and pair well with some main dishes. Strawberries are also a perfect choice for the sweet salsa that tops the tangy balsamic-glazed salmon in this salmon dish. I can even imagine this recipe would taste great with a bit of goat cheese. Strawberries and goat cheese make an excellent flavor combination!

Strawberry Treats

Because life is busy, sometimes we don’t have time to make things from scratch. Celebrate National Strawberry Day by ordering these decadent chocolate-covered strawberries. You’re going to love them!

Here’s another reminder that National Strawberry Day is right around the corner on February 27th. Have the ingredients for your Top Picked Recipes: National Strawberry Day ready to go for the big day!

 

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