With summer comes many of our favourite things. From sun tanning to barbecuing to drinking on the patio, many of these things can involve the sweet taste of strawberries (at the lowest price, too). Feel free to stock up on those berries and add these delicious recipes to your next party.

1. Strawberry Peach Guacamole


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Good ol’ guacamole with a twist. Adding any fruit like mango, strawberries, or pomegranate will amp up the average dip to something much, much more special. So kick it up a notch and dip that chip right into that sweet, sweet guac.

2. Strawberry Honey Ricotta Toast


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“Be fancy for breakfast without even trying.” Adding strawberries to the top of this honey ricotta toast will change your entire perspective on breakfast. Starting the day off with this delicious and healthy meal with counteract all those little slip-ups you may have later on in the day.

3. Boozy Strawberries


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Should there really be any excuse to add more red wine into your diet? Well, might as well add some “grapes” to your bowl of strawberries! So grab a bottle of Merlot and take those strawberries to the next level.

4. Nutella Strawberry Panini


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A PB&J isn’t enough or you’re really feeling a sweet but “acceptable” meal. Step it up a notch by replacing the PB with some chocolaty goodness (Nutella) and adding a lil’ healthy fruit (strawberries) so the mix! Recipe here.

5. Spring Strawberry Salad

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Keeping that bikini body in check for the summer means mixing in some greens in between all those margaritas. So, put some flavour to that salad by adding chopped strawberries or making a strawberry vinaigrette. Steps for this simple recipe here.

6. Classic Sangria


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Oh baby! Yes, yes, yes, wine may come from grapes BUT let’s kick up that sangria by adding fruit like strawberries, oranges, and pineapples to the mix. On those hot days, maybe consider adding frozen strawberries (or any frozen fruit really) to keep the sangria cold and to prevent ice from diluting your ever so sweet alcohol.

7. BBQ Sauce


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Kick off summer by adding some strawberry flavour to your favourite BBQ meats like chicken, steak, ribs and more. Pairs (and is recommended) with any alcoholic beverage.

8. Betchin’ Smoothie Bowl


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Don’t be a betch! Turn that smoothie into a real breakfast with the refreshing and nutritious smoothie bowl.

9. Strawberry Rum Sauce


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End the night (or really any time of the day) on a good note! A refreshing dessert on a warm summer night can bring any party to a solid ending. Might as well kick it up a notch by adding a little rum flavour to the mix.

10. Strawberry Rosé Slushie


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Last, but certainly not least…quench that ever so needed thirst with this boozy slushie! Make sure to pour rosé into ice trays the night before to get that perfect (and not diluted) slushie consistency. Not only does this give the drink a unique taste, but on smokin’ hot days, we won’t have to worry about losing flavour if it does start to melt a little. Win, win, right?