May is ​National Strawberry Month​, a perfect time to indulge in the sweet juiciness of these berries! Why not shake things up and explore some unexpected ways to enjoy them? I’m all about using this berry in unexpected ways, like whipping up a spicy ​salsa​ or muddling them into a ​cocktail​

Red strawberry plant closeup.

When I first started blogging, ​California Strawberries​ was one of the first brands to approach me for a collaboration. Their invitation to visit their farms left a lasting impact on me. I was deeply moved by the dedication of the field workers. One particular experience stands out: meeting ​Lorena Chavez​, a strawberry farmer. I had the privilege of being behind the scenes during the filming of this impactful ​video​.

Now whenever I spot strawberries at the store, I can’t help but think of their incredible journey.

Strawberry field worker out in the field picking strawberries.

Fun Facts About Strawberries 

Did you know that farmers in the field package strawberries directly in those clear plastic clamshell containers? They’re designed to keep the berries fresh and ventilated. And get this—strawberries are shipped out daily in special trucks to prevent bruising, and they’re driven by a dedicated team of drivers who make sure they don’t make any unnecessary stops. Now, that’s what I call top-notch service!

  • There are an average of 200 seeds in just one strawberry.
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • Eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange.

Read a few other ​interesting facts about strawberries​ that you may or may not know.

When Are Strawberries In Season?

These juicy red fruits are in peak season spring and early summer which is why May is the perfect month to celebrate them. Whether you pick your own at a local farm or visit the grocery store for yours – strawberries are a simple yet versatile treat that can be eaten alone or in a recipe.

What To Make With Strawberries

From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, celebrate National Strawberry Month with some Muy Bueno favorite strawberry recipes.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crostata

5 (2 ratings)
This super rustic dessert with hand folded edges is foolproof. It’s simple; it’s sexy, and absolutely delicious — especially served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Mexican Chocolate & Mixed Berry Cobbler

5 (2 ratings)
This delectable Mexican Chocolate and Mixed Berry Cobbler features a luscious, warm berry medley with hints of cinnamon and cocoa, blanketed by a buttery, golden-brown cobbler topping. This chocolate berry dessert magic comes together with just 10 simple ingredients, most of which you probably have waiting in your pantry, meaning a crave-worthy dessert is never far from reach.
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homemade strawberry shortcakes on a white platter with a turquoise linen

Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

5 (2 ratings)
Lightly sweetened biscuits are piled high with macerated strawberries and freshly whipped cream for a perfectly satisfying dessert. 
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Lemon Berry Spring Fling Cake

5 (1 rating)
Bright as sunshine and perfectly tangy-sweet, this Lemon Berry Spring Fling cake is quite possibly my new favorite summer cake. With layers of lemon buttermilk cake, a tangy sour cream whipped cream frosting, and fresh berries, this gorgeous naked cake is the perfect festive dessert for any patriotic celebration. 
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overhead shot of a red bowl filled with strawberry salsa

Strawberry Pico de Gallo

5 (1 rating)
The strawberry salsa stole the show for me – it was spicy, bright, and exotic. This is definitely a creative and zesty salsa perfect as a topping on grilled steak, fish, chicken, or with a basket of tortilla chips.
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dessert tacos filled with avocado yogurt cheesecake filling and sliced fruits and berries on a white platter.

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Tacos

5 (1 rating)
If you've been on the hunt for the perfect dessert for taco night, look no further than these light and fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Tacos! Sweet cinnamon-sugar-dusted dessert taco shells are filled with an avocado yogurt "cheesecake" filling before being topped with juicy fresh fruit and shredded coconut for a tasty treat that is both nutritious and delicious.
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Red, White and Blue Granola and Fruit Parfaits

5 (1 rating)
These festive and colorful vanilla yogurt parfaits are made with a chunky strawberry sauce, fresh blueberries, granola, and if you’d like some pomegranate seeds – they not only look pretty, but are super simple to assemble, and delicious. You can even make them ahead of time and refrigerate them.
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Reduced Sugar Pineapple & Strawberry Paletas

These authentic Latin American pineapple and strawberry popsicles are as simple and tasty as desserts come.
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hero shot of a tall collins glass filled with strawberry horchata, strawberry slices, and ice.

Easy Strawberry Horchata Recipe

5 (7 ratings)
This delicious dairy-free recipe for Easy Strawberry Horchata is a fun and fruity twist on the classic Spanish beverage. Long before plant-based milk was all the rage, horchata has been enjoyed by people around the world. Lightly sweet and creamy, this recipe highlights my favorite spring fruit.
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summer sweet strawberry tea in mason jars

Strawberry Sweet Tea

5 (1 rating)
This delightful drink is basically equal parts strawberry agua fresca and southern sweet tea. 
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strawberry jalapeno margarita in a clear footed glass with a turquoise floral cocktail shaker in the background.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

5 (4 ratings)
Spicy, sweet, and deliciously sippable, my Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita is a springtime fav. Made with just 6 ingredients in about 5 minutes, this cocktail brings a whole new meaning to "Happy Hour."
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Berry Tequila Rosé Sangria

5 (1 rating)
This refreshing summer drink is part sangria, part berry tequila mojito, part fabulous.
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closeup of strawberry lemonade and tequila smash in a clear etched rocks glass with a sugar rim and garnished with a spring of fresh mint and a lemon wheel.

Strawberry Lemonade & Tequila Smash

5 (1 rating)
Bright, deliciously minty, and a perfect balance of sweet and tart, this Strawberry Lemonade and Tequila Smash might just be my new favorite cocktail. Made with just five ingredients in five minutes, this is an easy tequila cocktail everyone needs this summer. 
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Pineapple Strawberry Mojito

5 (1 rating)
You’ll be enjoying happy hour all summer long with this Strawberry Pineapple Mojito recipe.
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