Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

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The month of May is declared as an official strawberry month. In different parts of the world, there are many months when strawberries are in their prime for picking. Typically in North America, the season starts in April and runs until September, depending on the weather. There are over 600 varieties of strawberries. The smallest berries pack the most flavor, whereas the more giant strawberries tend to be watery and less flavorful. There are entirely white strawberries. This ruby-red fruit is a healthy addition to your diet. They're fat-free, low in calories, and chalked full of vitamins and fiber. Strawberries can be enjoyed individually or made into sweet and savory dishes.

Just as strawberries and chocolate work wonders together, strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a perfect match on this planet. The sour elements of vinegar and the sweetness of strawberries create a magical combination. For these diabetic-friendly recipes listed below, there are sweet and savory dishes to that balsamic strawberries can be added. The first is a delicious strawberry ricotta toast. The second is a sweet version served with sugar-free chocolate ice cream, with the third recipe is an arugula salad. All these recipes are topped with our Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar recipe. Pick and choose any recipes that suit your mood, or try all three. 

Note * the nutritional information reflects only on the Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe. 

What goes well with balsamic vinegar?

Balsamic vinegar goes well with many items such as any vegetable, as a dip for bread, drizzled on salads like the classic Caprese, sweetened and added to berries, cherries, and watermelon sauces and marinades as well as added to beverages for acidity.  

How can I make my strawberries taste better?

Strawberries typically have a great flavor on their own. However, to amp up your strawberries, you can add any sweetener, chocolate, cream, vinegar, especially balsamic, and herbs like mint and basil to enhance the flavors of strawberries. 

Is balsamic vinegar better than apple cider vinegar?

There are such wide varieties of vinegar to choose from on the market. All of them have their place and purpose. Apple cider vinegar has been known for many home remedies, from detoxing the body to helping to clear up acne. Balsamic vinegar, as well as any fruit-based vinegar, all contain the same components of fermented fruit. Balsamic vinegar is made from grapes that have been around for ages, including minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Balsamic vinegar is known to contain more health benefits than apple cider vinegar. 
Author: Jennifer Dodd
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
4 persons


Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Strawberry Ricotta Toast
Balsamic Strawberries with Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar Salad


Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Add the sugar substitute and balsamic vinegar to a small pot, placing it onto low heat on the stove top 
Using a small whisk, stir the ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved and allow this to cool to room temperature for 20 minutes.  
Add the cut strawberries to a bowl, tossing the balsamic & sugar mixture with the strawberries. Cover and place into the fridge until ready to use. This will only last 1-2 days once mixed together, so eat them up. 
Strawberry Ricotta Toast
Toast the sourdough bread in a toaster or using a baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit  
Using a small bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese and lemon zest. Once the sourdough is toasted spread a layer of lemon ricotta onto each piece of bread using a small offset spatula or knife.  
Top each toast with balsamic strawberries, and garnish with basil and black peppercorns. 
Balsamic Strawberries with Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream
Divide the scoops of sugar-free chocolate ice cream between 4 plates or bowls. Add the recipe of Strawberries with Balsamic to each plate, garnishing with mint if desired. 
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar Salad
Using a medium-sized bowl add 1 recipe of strawberries with balsamic and the arugula to the bowl tossing the ingredients together. 
Divide the salad into four plates, garnish with optional sesame seeds 

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