Strawberry season is upon us! Let’s celebrate with these 11 Refreshing Vegan Strawberry Recipes. Everything from Classic French Toast Breakfast to Strawberry Shortcake Dessert, there is a recipe for everyone.
There are many things I love about living in the Pacific Northwest. For example, in under 2 hours, you can get to the mountains, the oceans, the dessert (okay, that’s more like 3 hours), and endless waterfalls. It is always lusciously green and, because of that, we have some of the most beautiful gardens.
Then, of course, there are the strawberries. Oregon strawberries are among the best, and when the strawberry season begins, I am eagerly out in the fields, filling my basket.
Because we only get fresh Oregon strawberries for about 3 weeks out of the year, I aim to pick as many as possible. Then, when I get home from an epic picking session, I start to preserve.
What do I make with my strawberries? Strawberry salsa, canned pie filling, and, of course, homemade strawberry jam. That means freshness all year round!
Tips on Preserving Strawberries
There are a variety of ways you can preserve your strawberries. Here are a few that I recommend.
- Canning: With a canner, you can make strawberry pie filling, strawberry jams and jellies, compote, and much more!
- Freezing: To freeze strawberries, you mush first wash and pat the berries dry. Destem them and slice them into small pieces. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and let them freeze all the way through before transferring them to freezer bags. Frozen strawberries are great in oatmeal, baked goods, and smoothies.
- Dehydrating: To dehydrate strawberries, follow the cleaning steps outlined above. One they are cleaned and dry, place them in single layers on your dehydrator and dehydrate until the moisture has been pulled out, about 8 hours. Store the dehydrated strawberries in an airtight container in a cool dark place.
- Baking: You can also use your strawberries in baked goods that you can later freeze. I often make a batch of Strawberry Muffins and stick them in my chest freezer to be enjoyed in the months to come.
11 AMAZING Vegan Strawberry Recipes:
Now let’s take a look at 11 of my favorite vegan strawberry entrées on My Darling Vegan.
This recipe proves that you don’t need eggs to make deliciously satisfying French Toast. The toast is dipped in a spiced custard of chickpea flour and soymilk and then grilled to perfection. Topped with fresh strawberries or strawberry jam, this vegan brunch recipe will certainly impress!
Wake up to this delicious grab-and-go breakfast. These vegan Strawberry Overnight Oats are mixed with chia seeds and coconut for a hearty, sweet, satisfying, and wholesome meal. Throw them together in just 5 minutes for a quick and easy breakfast all week long.
Or, start your day off with a sweet baked pastry. These Vegan Strawberry Muffins are perfectly tender and moist for a fresh and seasonal breakfast pastry or daytime snack. Made with a hint of lemon to take these muffins to the next level.
You’re going to love this delicious Strawberry Mint Vegan Quinoa Salad. It is tossed with homemade Lemon Vinaigrette for a simple and refreshing cool summer salad. Serve it at your next vegan potluck or BBQ.
Welcome in spring with this Spinach Strawberry Salad. This refreshing salad is tossed with a homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette for a delicious lunch salad that celebrates the sweetness of the season.
It’s strawberry season! Time to pick all those fresh berries and make Homemade Strawberry Jam. Homemade jam is easier than you think. With the right equipment, you can make fresh, delicious jam in under 30 minutes. Makes the perfect spread, filling, or homemade gift.
You’re going to love these delicious Strawberry Oatmeal Bars . They are made with just 8 ingredients (that you likely already have on hand) for a quick and simple springtime treat. Vegan & gluten-free!
Celebrate strawberry season with a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie. It is made with frozen strawberries and bananas blended with vegan cream cheese and non-dairy milk for a decadent and refreshing any-time-of day snack.
This Mixed Berry Cobbler is an easy and delicious dessert for your backyard barbecues this summer. Buttery, sweet, and paired perfectly with creamy homemade ice cream. A creamy and refreshing sweet treat.
Make your own dairy-free ice cream at home with this Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream recipe. Made with just 5 ingredients for a delicious and refreshing summertime dessert.
This simple Vegan Strawberry Shortcake is made with cream biscuits, fresh strawberries, and coconut whipped cream for an easy springtime dessert. Sweet, tart, buttery perfect!
More Seasonal Recipe Roundups
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That’s it! 11 DELICIOUS ways to use strawberries. What is your favorite strawberry recipe? Tell me in the comments below.
Written by Sarah McMinn