Friday, June 22, 2012

In the Kitchen: Balsamic Strawberries

There is nothing simpler than this recipe! All you need is a pack of fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
Vinegar? Trust me, you will hardly taste it! The vinegar actually brings out the sweetness of the strawberries even more :)


Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes (including fridge time)

  • 1 pound fresh, ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

(1) Start by washing and cutting the strawberries. Take off the stem and halve them.

(2) In a small sauce pan, heat the balsamic vinegar and add the sugar. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.

Fresh lemon juice!
(3) Add the lemon juice and continue heating. Boil until the syrup has reduced to about 1/4 cup. Take off heat and let cool for about 20 minutes or so. This is so the hot vinegar won't cook the strawberries

(4) Finally, pour the vinegar on top of the strawberries. I suggest using a shallow dish for this so the vinegar is more evenly distributed. Let it sit for 1 HOUR MINIMUM

(5) Scoop out and enjoy! You can really put them ontop of anything - pancakes, french toast - the most common one however is plain ol' vanilla ice cream. We used ours ontop of our home made panna cotta !

Enjoy :)


  1. hello fellow urbanspoon blogger! I just happen to stumble upon ur blog and saw this. Never heard of Balsamic Strawberries, what does it taste like... it doesn't sound like a good combo haha.

  2. Hi Jessica : )

    Balsamic strawberries actually comes from Italy! I agree, the combination doesn't sound very good, but the balsamic flavour actually brings out the sweetness of the strawberries. If you're going to make this though, I highly suggest reducing the balsamic vinegar quite a bit so you get the sourness of the vinegar out!

    PS. I love your blog btw :)!


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