Monday, June 06, 2011

Beautiful Balsamic Strawberries

This recipe was given to me some time ago, by a friend I met through Weight Watchers.... it is such a lovely way to enjoy the luscious berries that are so plentiful in the late Spring.  A perfect, light way to top off dinner.

Strawberries with vinegar and pepper may sound unusual, but the sweet-tart combo is delicious, and if you use dark vinegar, the balsamic marinade tints the strawberries a gorgeous deep red.  If you don't have vanilla yogurt on hand, use plain and stir a dash of vanilla extract into it.

Balsamic Strawberries
Makes 4 servings 
  • 4 cups strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 2 Tbs unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 Tbs mint leaves, optional
  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, stirring at least once.
  3. Serve in 4 small glasses or bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt.
  4. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 2.
Calories 76; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 17g; Fat 1g; Fibre 3g.


  1. I love grinding fresh black pepper on my strawberries, so I know I would like this too!

  2. This does sound like an odd combination but I'd be willing to give it a try! It sure looks beautiful!


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