Spicy Pickled Strawberries

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 18, 2022
I developed a unique healthy recipe to feature my most-loved spring and summer fruit. My favorite way to serve these pickled strawberries is as an appetizer with cheese. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Spicy Pickled Strawberries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add strawberries and stir to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Transfer to jars, if desired; cover tightly. Store in refrigerator up to 2 days.

Pickled Strawberries Tips

How long will pickled strawberries last?

These pickled strawberries will last for 2 days, but taste best fresh because the strawberries will begin to break down right away.

Can you use other kinds of vinegars to replace the rice vinegar?

To change up this recipe, consider replacing the rice vinegar with another mild vinegar like white wine or champagne vinegar. If you’re unsure, learn more about when each type of vinegar works best.

What can you serve with pickled strawberries?

These pickled strawberries can be served on their own with a toothpick, or as an addition to your relish tray or cheese board spread. Find some inspiration by checking out our guide to cheese board pairings.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 85 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.