Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

I have to admit. I have never heard that strawberries and balsamic vinegar going well together. I’m still fairly new at using balsamic vinegar, I’ve only used it a few times, and was very unsure about pairing it with the sweet, juicy strawberries. After reading Kevin’s entry about the Strawberry Rice pudding, I thought this combination is something that I should really try. I was leery, and only did a small batch of strawberries (I didn’t want to waste those beautiful, juicy sweet berries with vinegar… did I??).

 

 

The verdict…DELICIOUS!! I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t tried this earlier. The sweetness of the berries is really enhanced by the balsamic vinegar. If you have never tried this with your berries before, you should. Now I have to do more experimenting with this combination, it is a new found treasure.

12 Responses to Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

  1. Susan July 20, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    Now I’m tempted to try this recipe..still have some berries left.

  2. katskitchen July 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    I’ve recently bought balsamic vinegar for another recipe and wasn’t sure where else I was going to use it. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Jeanine July 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Mom, try it, you won’t be disappointed! :)

    Katskitchen – the balsamic vinegar is wonderful in chicken dishes as well. Really tastes pretty good!

  4. Lore July 21, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    Great pairing! Looks delicious…YUM :) I’s start my day with such a dessert

  5. Colleen July 21, 2008 at 7:20 am #

    I make these a lot in the summer — and they’re always a hit! Glad you enjoyed a new recipe…

  6. Nate-n-Annie July 21, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    The strawberry and balsamic combination has been getting more attention of late.
    We did a strawberry and cherry tomato salad with balsamic vinegar last year. It was a big hit. Worthy of a repeat the next day.

  7. Joy the Baker July 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    I tried strawberries and balsamic vinegar a while back. I was so surprised at how delicious it was!

  8. Kevin July 21, 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    That looks good! Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a great combination. I will have to try adding some pepper next time.

  9. Susan July 21, 2008 at 10:21 pm #

    I tried it tonight and really liked it..it had a nice little “zing” to it

  10. Brilynn July 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    I love the strawberry balsamic combo, especially in ice cream!

  11. S for Kitchen Confit July 23, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Yum! What a scrumptious looking dish! Those strawberries look wonderful.

  12. Jeanine July 23, 2008 at 10:54 pm #

    Thanks, S! Those strawberries would go GREAT with your cheesecake ice cream! :)

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