You know winter has finally passed when you begin to see fresh strawberries at the market. And since this berry has been sighted, we're happy to report: spring is in full swing. We've been enjoying our favorite veggies for some time already (asparagus, fava beans, fresh peas), but now we can begin to indulge in the sweet side of this season.

While we're all for indulging in a basket or two of strawberries au naturale, this berry has potential to make so many delectable spring dishes. Strawberry rhubarb pie and strawberry shortcake are definitely must-make recipes this time of year, but the options go far beyond to bright granitas, indulgent mascarpone tarts and more. Click through the slideshow below for recipe ideas.

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  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/05/20/strawberry-cream-cheese-tart/" target="_blank">Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Roasted Strawberry Muffins

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/04/25/roasted-strawberry-muffins/" target="_blank">Roasted Strawberry Muffins recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Strawberry Pot Pies with Sugar Cookie Lid

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/21567-strawberry-pot-pies-with-sugar-cookie-lid" target="_blank">Strawberry Pot Pies With Sugar Cookie Lid recipe</a> by Mandy @ Lady and pups via Food52</strong>

  • Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2010/07/30/dreamy-creamy-strawberry-ice-cream/" target="_blank">Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Strawberry Milkshakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/08/10/strawberry-milkshakes/" target="_blank">Strawberry Milkshakes recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Strawberry Nutella Oatmeal

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/06/04/strawberry-nutella-oatmeal/" target="_blank">Strawberry Nutella Oatmeal recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>

  • Strawberry Crostata

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2009/06/22/strawberry-crostada-now-i-can-die-happy/" target="_blank">Strawberry Crostata recipe</a> by Buns in my Oven</strong>

  • Strawberry Gazpacho

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/18052-eleven-madison-park-s-strawberry-gazpacho" target="_blank">Strawberry Gazpacho recipe</a> by Genius Recipes via Food52</strong>

  • Strawberry Shortcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/17661-james-beard-s-strawberry-shortcakes" target="_blank">Strawberry Shortcakes recipe</a> by Genius Recipes via Food52</strong>

  • Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margaritas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/05/fresh-strawberry-coconut-margaritas/" target="_blank">Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margaritas recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Roasted Strawberry, Brie And Chocolate Grilled Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/04/roasted-strawberry-brie-chocolate-grilled-cheeeeeeeese/" target="_blank">Roasted Strawberry, Brie + Chocolate Grilled Cheese recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Strawberry And Plum Wine Granita

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/strawberry-and-plum-wine-_n_1292122.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry and Plum Wine Granita recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Pâté di Frutta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-pt-di-frutta_n_1062587.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Pâté di Frutta recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Banana Cream Baked Oatmeal Squares

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/03/strawberry-banana-cream-baked-oatmeal-squares/" target="_blank">Strawberry Banana Cream Baked Oatmeal Squares recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • No-Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/12/no-bake-chocolate-covered-strawberry-cheesecakes/" target="_hplink">No-Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Pomegranate-Strawberry Mousse

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pomegranate-strawberry-mo_n_1056866.html" target="_hplink">Pomegranate-Strawberry Mousse recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/strawberry_rhubarb_cobbler/" target="_blank">Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler recipe </a>by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Roasted Strawberry Brown Butter Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/05/roasted-strawberry-brown-butter-pancakes/" target="_blank">Roasted Strawberry Brown Butter Pancakes recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Strawberry-Almond Scones

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-almond-scones_n_1061078.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry-Almond Scones recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry-Shortbread Tartlets With Mascarpone

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-shortbread-tar_n_1057520.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry-Shortbread Tartlets with Mascarpone recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberries With Buttermilk Ice And Balsamic Vinegar

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberries-with-butterm_n_1058722.html" target="_hplink">Strawberries with Buttermilk Ice and Balsamic Vinegar recipe</a></strong>

  • Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/warm-strawberry-crumb-cak_n_1058785.html" target="_hplink">Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry-Ricotta Tartlets

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-ricotta-tartle_n_1058723.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry-Ricotta Tartlets recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Topped Golden Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-topped-golden-_n_1056808.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Topped Golden Cake recipe</a></strong>

  • Whole Grain Waffles With Strawberries And Whipped Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/whole-grain-waffles-with-_n_1057848.html" target="_hplink">Whole Grain Waffles with Strawberries and Whipped Cream recipe</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Tart With Flaky Pastry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-tart-with-flak_n_1058724.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Tart with Flaky Pastry recipe</a></strong>

  • Fresh Strawberry Popsicles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fresh-strawberry-popsicle_n_1057536.html" target="_hplink">Fresh Strawberry Popsicles recipe</a></strong>

  • Meringue Nests With Roasted Rhubarb And Strawberry Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/meringue-nests-with-roast_n_1057513.html" target="_hplink">Meringue Nests with Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberry Sauce</a> recipe</strong>

  • Strawberry Sherbet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/strawberry-sherbet_n_1061960.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Sherbet recipe</a></strong>

  • Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chilled-strawberry-rhubar_n_1062456.html" target="_hplink"> Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup recipe</a></strong>

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