Strawberries with basil is a stunning combination when fresh strawberries are dipped in fragrant basil sugar.

Metal colander containing freshly washed strawberries, on red and white checked cloth.
Don’t you just love spring and summer? Fresh berries, fresh herbs and sunshine. I do not love that my new herb garden is almost dead less than one week after I purchased it. I’m so sad! There is one basil plant in the middle that is still alive, thank goodness. Basil is my favorite!
I bought a 4 pound box of strawberries from Costco the other day so I’ve been eating a lot of strawberries. Mostly we just have them with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Or yogurt, or on cereal with milk, or just plain.
Close up of strawberry.
I love strawberry basil jam and whipped cream stuffed strawberries with basil. For a really fantastic breakfast or brunch, grilled French toast stuffed with strawberry basil cream cheese is truly amazing. But for recipes combining basil and strawberries, this is it in its simplest form.
Overhead of strawberries in white colander, on black background.

One method: Very finely chop basil leaves, put them in a clean jar, add sugar, give it a shake and let it sit and hang out for a little while.

Closeup overhead of a single strawberry on white background.
Another method: Put the basil and sugar together in a small food processor and give it a whirl.
Blue plate containing several strawberries and basil sugar.
Dip the strawberries in the basil sugar and enjoy! Dessert in its simplest form. The basil sugar would be great to rim glasses, too.
Front view of strawberry dipped in basil sugar, on blue plate.
Metal colander containing fresh strawberries on red checked cloth.

Strawberries with Basil Sugar

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Strawberries with basil is a stunning combination when fresh strawberries are dipped in fragrant basil sugar.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 10-12 basil leaves, washed and dried well
  • Strawberrie


  1. Very finely chop basil leaves. Place in small clean jar.
  2. Add sugar, shake well. Allow to sit for 1 hour.
  3. Alternatively, add basil leaves to bowl of small food processor. Add sugar and process until basil is ground, and combined with sugar.
  4. Dip strawberries in sugar and eat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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