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    Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    Pot Scrubber's Note:

    I love this recipe! It is from the "Frugal Gourmet Whole Family Cookbook" by Jeff Smith. I've made this simple recipe for many years. People are always impressed but... I never tell them how easy it is to make. Some recipes are best kept secret. But I will share this one...

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    • 1 pint ripe strawberry
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


    1. 1
      Hull the strawberries and cut them into quarters lengthwise.
    2. 2
      Place in a bowl and toss with the vinegar and sugar.
    3. 3
      Cover and allow to rest on the counter for about an hour so that the berries will "juice" then chill in the fridge for another hour.
    4. 4
      Toss again before serving.
    5. 5
      (I like a little more vinegar sprinkled on before serving but do this to your own taste.
    6. 6
      I should mention that these strawberries do not keep well so they should be prepared and eaten the same day. If made more than a few hours ahead of time they are mushy and texturally unappealing. Just thought I should mention that.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2014


      My advice is to buy the best Balsamic vinegar you can afford for this dish. Using a 1/4 cup of vinegar with the sugar and reducing it by half, on the stove, will intensify the vinegar and make it even sweeter. Classic Italian preparation. The vinegar also tastes good on black berries and fresh cranberries. I add a little more sugar with the cranberries.

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    • on March 01, 2012


      I made this as a side dish for dinner...I followed the recipe exactly as mentioned (as I always do) and somehow, this didn't cut it for my family or our guests. Many of us love strawberries in general but somehow, this combination wasn't too appealing. Sorry about being the only negative review here...but maybe it was just a little sour for our taste.

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    • on November 21, 2014


      I love the recipe and highly recommend checking out for affordable, high-quality balsamic vinegar! SG Gourmet, LLC. also supports several non-profit organizations in the USA!

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    Nutritional Facts for Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

    Serving Size: 1 (69 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 39.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 7.9 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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