Balsamic Strawberries Appetizer

Strawberries are a sweet fruit but they pair well with sour or savory flavors. That is why this balsamic strawberries recipe works so well.

The sweet taste of the fruit pairs beautifully with the tart taste of the balsamic vinegar to bring you a perfectly balanced appetizer which may be enjoyed as-is, or paired with crackers, buttered bread or a tossed salad.

How to Serve Balsamic Strawberries

Garnish these balsamic strawberries with a fresh mint sprig, or even something different like cilantro or another kind of herb.

This strawberries with balsamic recipe may be served with crackers, melba toast, biscuits, pancakes or anything else you can think up. You can even add some grilled peaches or tomatoes to the mixture for more depth.

You have here, in this balsamic strawberries recipe, the perfect blend of sweet, savory and sour. Really, it brings all flavors in every mouthful.

Serve it as part of a potluck buffet, or as part of a tasty brunch, along with homemade waffles, toast and pancakes, or consider it a tangy snack.

Got some strawberries left? Try this strawberry apple smoothie recipe.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar without Sugar

If you are watching your sugar intake, consider these balsamic strawberries as a reduced sugar snack by switching the sugar for your favorite artificial sweetener.

Those who aren’t bothered about a sweet taste might even prefer to omit the sweetness altogether since balsamic vinegar already offers a touch of sweetness. You can use any kind of balsamic vinegar but I like this one.

This is a short and sweet recipe, but balsamic strawberries are incredible easy. If you want to tweak any part of the recipe then just go ahead. This fruit is delicious as it is! Or you can add a little seasoning, or a little sugar, or a little cream, or whatever you want! Just enjoy!!


Balsamic Strawberries Appetizer

This is as simple as you can get, if you want to serve fruit as an appetizer. We are adding balsamic vinegar to fresh berries for a tart/sweet finish, plus adding sugar and black pepper to round it out.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pound (450g) halved, hulled fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Drizzle the vinegar over the strawberries in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle over the sugar.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Cover and let the mixture sit at room temperature for between 1 and 4 hours
  5. Just before serving, grind black pepper over the berries.
  6. Serve your balsamic strawberries with crackers, toasted bread or even cheese, as you prefer.


Sometimes I like to throw in grilled strawberries or tomatoes, for additional texture and flavor.