Recipe: Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Mascarpone Cheese

I've heard of Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar before, and it has always intrigued me. Can Balsamic Vinegar really taste good with strawberries? I guess I love strawberries in my salads, so why not? I saw this recipe on pinterest and decided to give it a try to finally see for myself if this is a dessert I could get on board with. And I have to say, it certainly is!

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
From The English Kitchen
Serves 4

4 Cups Strawberries (whole or cut)
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tblsp. good quality Balsamic Vinegar
Dollop of mascarpone cheese

1. Wipe the strawberries clean with a damp cloth, and then carefully hull them. If your berries are somewhat on the larger side, cut them in halves or quarters.
2. Place them all into a glass bowl. Sprinkle the sugar on top and toss them gently to coat.
3. Let sit, covered loosely with a cloth, for 2 hours to macerate.
4.  After 2 hours, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over top. Toss gently again, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Spoon the berries into 4 glass dishes. Drizzle each with some of the syrup left in the bowl. Spoon a dollop of mascarpone cheese, or whipped cream on top of each, and serve.


  1. Remember when you had berries with balsamic vinegar and merengue at Melt? That was delicious so I bet this will be even more delicious with mascarpone cheese. I'll try it over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've never had this before, but it sounds great!

  3. Yum!! So simple and I just love the sweet/tangy combo of the strawberries and balsamic vinegar!


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