If you’re looking for some strawberry flavor inspiration, you came to the right place! Whether it’s strawberry season and you’ve bought more than you know what to do with, or you have a craving for a new strawberry dessert, you will find all the great strawberry flavor combinations right here.
To make things easier, I’ve broken it down into categories. That way, whether you have an idea what you want to do with your strawberries, or completely unsure, you will find exactly what you’re looking for.
Best Strawberry Flavor Pairings
I absolutely love strawberries! They are incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into everything from breakfast and dessert, to dinner and appetizer dishes.
Their signature flavor and subtle sweetness make them ideal for pairing with all sorts of great ingredients. So if you are looking for ways to use up some leftover strawberries, you have tons of great options.
Fruits that Go Well with Strawberries
Strawberries go so well with other fruits and berries that this is one of my favorite categories. It’s so simple to create unique and delicious flavor combinations.
You can use any number of the following fruits and berries with strawberries, so the flavor combinations are almost infinite!
- Blood Orange
- Bailan Melon
Nuts and Legumes that Taste Great with Strawberries
The satisfying crunch and earthy flavor of nuts pair perfectly with strawberries in everything from desserts and smoothies, to dinner and breakfast recipes.
You can use whole or chopped nuts, and mix them with other ingredients from this list. Below you will find some of the best nuts to pair with your strawberries.
- Macadamia Nuts
- Brazil Nuts
Spices and Herbs that Pair Well with Strawberry
Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavor depth when using up your strawberries. The sweetness of the strawberry is the perfect base for many spice and herb combinations.
Go ahead and experiment with some of the below spices when using up your strawberries.
- Black Pepper
- Curry Powder
Meat that Tastes Great Paired with Strawberries
Believe it or not, strawberries can go wonderfully with meat dishes. They are most commonly used to make sauces and dressings.
And strawberry is a great way to bring a unique flavor to your next main dish.
Dairy that Pairs with Strawberry
Maybe the most popular dairy to pair with strawberries is whipped cream. It’s a classic combination that tastes out of this world.
But that’s not your only option, there are a number of great dairy ingredients you can use with strawberry for a great tasting combination.
- Whipped Cream
- Cottage Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Crème Fraiche
- Blue Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Ice Cream
- Goat Cheese
More Strawberry Combinations
And just in case that wasn’t enough, here are some more of my favorite things to pair with strawberries.
- Graham Crackers
- Lavender Sugar
- White Chocolate
- Apple Butter
- Chocolate Mousse
Most readers are surprised to find out just how many great things strawberries go with. They are such a versatile berry, and their sweetness makes them the perfect addition to so many types of recipes.
So while there’s nothing wrong with snacking on them alone, try some of these other great ingredients the next time you have some delicious strawberries on hand.