An easy and successful dessert is strawberries marinated in balsamic vinegar. There are several recipes varying slightly, but I like the easiest version ;)

Needed for two:

  • about 150 grams of strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons of aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar), regular (red) or white
  • pepper (optional)
  • basil (optional), or mint
  • sugar or honey (optional)

The least you’ve got to do is clean the strawberries, cut them in halves or fours depending on size, and mix with the balsamic vinegar. Put in the refrigirator to marinate for at least two hours. It’s a good idea to add some freshly ground pepper and basil.

For all sweet tooths out there I recommend adding a bit of sugar as well, or mixing the aceto balsmico with some honey before spooning the fruit with it. If you wish you can first heat the vinegar to dissolve the sugar, but I don’t find that necessary.

Like I said, I do it the easy way. That’s fruit, vinegar, pepper and (if available) fresh basil. Then I just sprinkle some sugar of my choice on top when I start eating my dessert (because Mr Gnoe prefers it without).