Strawberries with Balsamic and Greek Yogurt

In Healthy Dessert Recipes

It’s summer here in Indiana!  To celebrate, we made our favorite summertime treat and brought our video camera along to show you!

With our recent focus on fresh herbs, we wanted to share with you this lovely way to use mint, along with that signal that summer has arrived – strawberries!  We picked up some fresh local strawberries from the Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market this weekend for the occasion.

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. With some honey-sweetened Greek yogurt and fresh mint on top, it’s a delicious way to enjoy the warm weather.

It’s become a summertime tradition for us – hope you enjoy it too! (Plus, you get to practice your chiffonade.)

Other Posts in Our Herb Series
How to Start Growing Herbs (Video)
How to Chiffonade (Video)
Lemon Mint Slush
Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs


Strawberries with Balsamic, Greek Yogurt and Mint {and Video}

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 4


  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 cups strawberries (1 pint)
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 15 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Chiffonade the mint leaves.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons honey (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

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.


  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    May 30, 2012 at 6:54 am

    So awesome, and I love the video!

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    May 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    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!

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      June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

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

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    May 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm

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

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      June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Thanks!! We love the syrup too – can’t stop making it :)

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    Sucre en poudre
    June 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe!

    • Reply
      June 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    June 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

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

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      June 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Haha! Thank you :)

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    June 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    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!

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