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Try this recipe: Strawberry Basil Balsamic Burgers

Strawberry Basil Balsamic Burger from Registered Dietitian

By: Gillian Ronald, Registered Dietitian and Health Coach

Spring is here in Calgary! This may still mean rain (and snow!) but in true Canadian style many of us are quick to get out on our patios and barbecue.

As a Registered Dietitian I have a love of food, and I am always creating new recipes based on what we have on hand in our fridge.

It may seem odd to put fruit in your burger, but trust me, the moisture, tang, and sweetness will have you trying this trick with meatballs and meatloaf too! Balsamic is an unexpected addition that pairs beautifully with the strawberry, apple and basil.

This recipe is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, protein and flavour. Serve with avocado, lettuce or arugula, and tomato for even more delicious nutrients. At our house we add gouda slices and truffle mayo, drool worthy!


Strawberry Basil Balsamic Burger Recipe


  • 1 pound tray of lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 3/4 fresh strawberries chopped small
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 TBSP balsamic vinegar or reduction (I like Pia Nona's)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped small
  • 1/2 apple peeled and chopped small
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • For serving - thinly sliced avocado, sliced gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, truffle mayo


  1. Mix ground meat, eggs, oats, salt and pepper, onion, garlic, balsamic in a bowl
  2. Gently mix in apples, strawberries and basil
  3. Form patties by hand, about the size of your palm
  4. Grill on your BBQ or fry in a frying pan on medium heat (approx 7-9 minutes)
  5. Serve on crusty buns with avocado, lettuce and tomato
  6. Pairs well with a Cesear salad kit!
Strawberry Basil Balsamic Burger quick sheet
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