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Balsamic strawberries with Greek yogurt are a delicious dessert; the balsamic vinegar brings out just the right tangy note in ripe strawberries!

Balsamic strawberries with Greek yogurt | Strawberry desserts healthy

Ever had balsamic strawberries? It might sound like an odd combination, but it’s absolutely incredible. The tangy vinegar brings out just the right note in the strawberries! Serving balsamic strawberries over Greek yogurt has become our favorite summertime treat. And we’ve added in a little fresh mint for some flair. Keep reading for the recipe, and a little video we put together of the process of making it!

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How to make balsamic strawberries

The Italians have a beautiful way of serving fresh strawberries with a little balsamic vinegar. It might sound strange, but the acid in the vinegar is the perfect compliment to the sweet berries. To make balsamic strawberries, you simply cut the strawberries and let them sit in a bowl with a little balsamic vinegar and maple syrup or sugar. The traditional way is to use sugar, but we love eating naturally sweet desserts and this is the perfect opportunity to use maple syrup (you can use honey or agave if you prefer.) Another traditional part of balsamic strawberries is actually adding black pepper! You can add just a few twists of freshly ground black pepper, and it adds an intriguing element.

We like to serve balsamic strawberries over Greek yogurt sweetened with a bit of maple syrup. Then we thinly slice fresh mint and sprinkle it over the top. It’s one of the best treats ever and tastes just like summer. It’s at the top of our favorite healthy strawberry desserts. And here’s a little video we put together of us making this summertime treat!

Video: balsamic strawberries

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This recipe is…

This balsamic strawberries recipe is vegetarian.

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Balsamic Strawberries with Greek Yogurt

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Balsamic strawberries with Greek yogurt are a delicious dessert; the balsamic vinegar brings out just the right tangy note in ripe strawberries!



For the balsamic strawberries

  • 2 cups strawberries (1 pint)
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper

For serving

  • 12 mint leaves
  • 15 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Wash the strawberries and slice them. In a small bowl, mix the berries with 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar. Add a few grinds of fresh pepper. Stir and allow to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes, more if time.
  2. Meanwhile, chiffonade the mint leaves.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons maple syrup (to taste).
  4. To serve, place a dollop of the yogurt in a bowl, and top with berries and mint.


Inspired by The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook by Jack Bishop

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Balsamic strawberries


About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Finally got around to wanting to try the strawberry and balsamic combo and this was the perfect first recipe to “test” the combo on my taste buds! Loved it!

  2. What a charming and engaging video! Loved the photography, the music, and all the cast of characters.

  3. Mmm, those strawberries look so delicious. I love the “sauce” from the vinegar and syrup. Yummy! Very cute video! :D

  4. I finally convinced my boyfriend to try strawberries and balsamic and now he’s a believer! I can’t wait to make this using the strawberries and mint from our garden. Thank you!

    1. Oh, awesome! Balsamic on fruit is one of our favorite tricks to share — so glad you could convince him! :)