Here Are 20 Recipes Using Strawberries To Help Support Farmers

Don't cut them out, cut them up!

If you told us that right now, you were avoiding buying or eating Aussie strawberries at all costs, we wouldn't be surprised.

Since the story broke last Wednesday when a needle was discovered in a strawberry in Queensland, there have been reports of copycat crimes, the contamination has seemingly spread to other states, other fruits and, Aussie growers have been forced to dump huge amounts of their produce because supermarkets won't accept it.

Instead of going on a strawberry hiatus, we want you to head to your local market, snap up some fresh Australian-grown strawberries and try any (or all!) of these delicious recipes.

Remember to please cut up or smash your strawberries before you eat them to make sure they're not affected.

Breakfast:

Strawberry Raisin French Toast Bake

Okay, who doesn't LOVE French Toast as a sweet breakfast treat?! This recipe combines the deliciousness of classic french toast with cinnamon, cream cheese and of course fresh strawberries to top it all off!

Strawberry French toast bake! Image: mumvstheboys

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

As the weather warms up, a delicious and cool smoothie can be the perfect way to start the day.

These two fruits are the perfect fresh combo to make for your breakfast! Image: Getty

Strawberry on Toast

Stay with us on this one, because it is by far the most versatile breakfast strawberry option and we are massive fans because of that!

Slice up your strawbs and try them on toast with any of these:

  • Peanut butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Fetta / basil
  • Avocado / goats cheese / balsamic vinegar
The toast possibilities of strawbs are ENDLESS. Image: Getty
Lunch

Strawberry Avocado Honey Lime Salad

Mix up your boring af salad routine and add some fruit to your lunch with this delish recipe!

How. Good. Is. This?! Image: runningtothekitchen
Dinner

Salmon Tataki & Strawberry Miso

This is a combination that might not seem like something you'd go for at first, but since finding this gem, we can't wait to try it!

A fresh fillet of salmon paired with fresh strawberry miso sounds delicious! Image: Manu Sawhney

Grilled Chicken Breast with Strawberry Basil Salsa

This sounds like a divine way to combine the sweet, fresh flavour of Aussie strawberries in a healthy protein packed meal.

Dessert

Okay now, this list could be ENDLESS, so we'll just list our favourite few ways to use delicious strawbs to make an amazing dessert and gives us a great excuse to look at these 10/10 food porn pics!

Strawberry Shortcake

We want ten of these, like now. Image: Getty

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Puffs

These are so simple to make you can definitely make them fresh every night this week. Image: Taste of Home

Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Pavlova

A summer favourite perfect for every ̶d̶a̶y̶ event. Image: BBC goodfood

Strawberry Banana Crepes

Strawberry Crumb Bars

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Strawberry Madeleines

Cocktails

Honestly, what better excuse is there to help our farmers than whipping up some cool cocktails this weekend?!

Strawberry Daiquiris

Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz

This sweet, bubbly gin fizz looks like perfection! Image: Dessert For Two

Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Sangria

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash

*Drink Responsibly

Feature Image: Getty/runningtothekitchen/Manu Sawhney/Dessert For Two