Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

2 pints (1 quart) strawberries
4 to 6 teaspoons stevia or sugar (as needed, to taste)
1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (to taste)

Hull the strawberries, and halve or slice them, depending on their size. Place them in a shallow dish and sprinkle them with stevia or sugar. Cover and let sit for at least several hours, stirring them or shaking the dish every now and then.

(If they are going to sit for much longer than 3 or 4 hours, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Allow to come to room temperature before serving.)

Sprinkle on the vinegar and serve. You can eat this as is, or stir the berries into plain yogurt, serve them over chopped mango (or cantaloupe, or bananas, or some other non-acid fruit), or pour them over cake or ice cream.

Note: The strawberries can be sliced and sweetened up to a day in advance. The vinegar should be sprinkled on within 60 minutes of serving. I adapted this recipe from Mollie Katzen’s book, “Still Life with Menu.” Perfectly ripe berries taste wonderful like this, and it is also a magical way to salvage imperfect or underripe berries, too.


1 Comment »

  1. tovorinok said


    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


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