Our farmers markets are brimming with fresh, sweet, juicy, ruby-red strawberries. I love to eat them right from the basket. In fact, many don’t make it on the car ride home.
I also love to come up with quick, easy ways to enjoy the lucky ones that made it home as a dessert.
Especially desserts that don’t require turning on the oven in the scorching heat of summer!!
Strawberries in Balsamic is one of my favorites. With balsamic vinegar as one of the ingredients, I can call it an Italian dessert.
Strawberries in Balsamic
a few handfuls of strawberries(hulled and halved or quartered for large ones)
a splash of good quality Balsamic Vinegar
a spoonful of sugar
handful of fresh mint leaves, chiffonade
Combine berries and balsamic in a bowl. Sprinkle with the sugar and mint. Toss gently.
Let sit at room temperature for about an hour.
Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream,Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese mixed with a bit of honey.
Yep, it’s that easy! Enjoy!