Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish

This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Nothing beats the taste of a fresh strawberry from Florida this time of year.
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From November through April, these tasty gems are at their peak, ripe and ready to eat. I want to put them on everything!

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Florida Strawberries chase the winter doldrums away and brighten any meal.

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So it’s no wonder I want to keep those good for you treats around as long as possible.
Stocking up now from my local grocer gets my creative juices flowing.

buy Florida strawberries

I can make pies or muffins and of course my favorite breakfast, Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with homemade strawberry syrup of course!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Making strawberry syrup is a great way to preserve that fresh strawberry taste. Sweet, juicy Florida Strawberries make great preserves, jams and fruit leather too. You can also can some, freeze some or maybe dehydrate a few.

I’m PA Dutch and we’re famous for pickling everything from eggs to pig’s feet. So why not pickle strawberries? It’s easy too.

Pickled Strawberries

Start with clean, sterile jars with tight fitting lids. I boil the brine and simply pour it over the berries. Seal the jars, cool and refrigerate.

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pickle strawberries

I used pickled Florida Strawberries to make a relish for these tuna burgers.

Tuna Burgers

We got amazing flavors going on here.

Pickled Strawberry Relish

Tuna Burger Pickled Strawberry Relish

You can also use pickled strawberries in salads and dressings, drizzled over ice cream even stirring into yogurt.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Sundaes

Does everyone in your family love Florida Strawberries? Of course they do!

U-Pick farms are now open.

Florida Strawberries in fields

Picking your own strawberries is a great experience for the whole family.


Here are some tips for picking your own strawberries on a U-Pick farm.

  • Dress comfortably. Wear loose fitting clothing. Wear a hat or cap and bring sunscreen.
  • Bring your own containers. If you plan to spend the day, take ice to keep berries cool.
  • Select only firm ripe berries. Be careful not to remove the tops of the berries.
  • Make an effort to pick every ripe berry on each plant rather than jumping from plant to plant and row to row.
  • Find more information and locations of Florida Strawberry farms participating as U-Pick farms http://floridastrawberry.org/association/u-pick .

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    Connect with Florida Strawberries on their website, and your favorite social media for the latest news, recipes and tips on Facebook, Google+,Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

    Tune in and watch the Florida Strawberry Association and Strawberry Sue on YouTube for helpful strawberry-related news, year-round updates from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.

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    Put it all together and you can pick (or purchase) Florida Strawberries to preserve and use in the future in recipes like this Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish!

    Tuna Burger Pickled Strawberry Relish
    Tuna Burger Strawberry

    Tuna Burger Pickled Strawberry Relish. A sweet, tart relish of pickled strawberries, cucumbers and onions tops a juicy, patty made from flaky white tuna.

    Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish

    Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish

    Yield: 4 servings

    Serving Size: 1 each


      Pickled Florida Strawberries
    • 3 cups Florida Strawberries whole or quartered
    • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1 cup water
    • Relish
    • 1 cup Pickled Florida Strawberries
    • 1/2 cup diced seedless cucumber
    • 2 tablespoons diced red onions
    • Tuna Burger
    • 1 (12 ounce can) white albacore tuna, drained
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
    • 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup plain bread crumbs divided 1/3 cup in patties
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
    • 4 buns
    • 1 cup fresh spinach, optional


      Pickled Strawberries
    • Start with clean, sterile jars with tight fitting lids. Pack tightly with strawberries.
    • Whisk together vinegar, sugar, salt and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil brine for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
    • Pour over strawberries to completely cover. Cover jar tightly. Cool for about 20 minutes on counter then refrigerate overnight.
    • Note: I used 3 8-ounce jelly jars. You can use any size jars as long as you pack it tightly and cover berries completely with brine. Best used within 2 weeks.
    • Relish
    • Mix together Pickled Florida Strawberries, cucumber and onion. Set aside.
    • Tuna Burgers
    • Mix together tuna, parsley, roasted peppers, lemon juice, egg, soy sauce and enough crumbs to hold mix together, about 1/3 cup. Form into 4 patties. Coat patties with remaining bread crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    • Heat oil in medium-sized skillet. Cook tuna burgers over medium heat until browned on both sides and thoroughly heated.
    • Served tuna burgers topped with pickled strawberry relish on toasted buns with spinach if desired.
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    Enjoy all these delicious recipes made with preserved Florida Strawberries from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!


    Drying (Dehydrated)



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    22 Responses to Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

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    10. Christie says:

      How fun! I can’t wait to try pickled strawberries. They look delicious and that burger is making me drool!!

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    12. I never thought to pickle Florida Strawberries. Thanks for showing me how easy it is to do!
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    13. Liz says:

      Perfect for Lent! Move over tuna casserole—this looks SO much better!
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    14. Anne says:

      I love tuna! These burgers sound amazing !
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    16. Marion Myers says:

      I drool every time I see this burger! What a clever combo of flavors. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing, Cindy!

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