Strawberries are in season, but ditch the classic recipes and try these three new recipes that are perfect for summer. The smokey and spicy approach on the sweet berry is a game-changer.

Start off with strawberry jalapeño poppers that are a light, sweet, and spicy combo that is a great appetizer for any summer BBQ. Then lather some chicken or your favorite veggies with this tangy, smokey strawberry BBQ sauce. Finish off your meal with a refreshing green tea matcha strawberry sorbet.

Strawberry Jalapeno Poppers

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:8
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoon diced stawberries
  • 1 strawberry, thinly sliced
  • 4 bacon slices
Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 2

Cut jalapenos in half, vertically. Take out the seeds. Cut the bacon slices in half.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix together goat cheese, thyme, and diced strawberries.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 4

Take a jalapeño half and add a layer of sliced strawberries along the inside.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 5

Fill each jalapeno with the goat cheese mixture and tightly wrap bacon around it. Place on tin foil lined tray, and place the bacon ends under the jalapeno so it won’t fall apart.

Step 6

Cook for 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven, spinning the tray half way through.

Smokey Strawberry BBQ Sauce

  • Prep Time:10
  • Cook Time:20
  • Total Time:30
  • Servings:6
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcesterschire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree
  • 3 drops Hickory liquid smoke
Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 1

In a pot mix together brown sugar, garlic, salt, red chili flakes, and Worcestershire sauce. Place pan on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 2

Stir in ketchup and strawberry puree, and turn heat to medium-high. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Step 3

Once it is starting to boil, add three drops of hickory liquid smoke and stir well. Lower heat to simmer, and cover with a lid.

Step 4

Let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes, or until it forms a thick consistency.

Step 5

Serve hot or cool and enjoy for later.

Strawberry Green Tea Sorbet

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 hours
  • Total Time:2 hours 20 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 1

Heat water until it comes to a boil. Combine water, matcha powder, sugar, and two green tea packets. Let it steep for 15 minutes.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan

Step 2

Mix together green tea mixture and strawberry puree. Freeze for two hours, or until solid.

Step 3

Scoop and serve with extra matcha powder on top.

Photo by Hana Brannigan
Photo by Hana Brannigan