There’s something about the sweetness of ripe strawberries mingled with the tanginess of balsamic vinegar and the fresh menthol hit from mint leaves 😋. Not a combination most people would ordinarily think about putting together, but this is a real winner! What a simple dessert, eh? 👍🏻 As there’s really only a handful of ingredients here, make sure you’ve got the best, freshest strawberries you can find (maybe leftover from one of our weekly deliveries?)

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Balsamic Strawberries 🍓

Serves 4


  • 500g strawberries
  • 4 tbsp Italian balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (half a large lemon)
  • 1 handful of mint leaves, roughly torn


Begin with your beautiful, bright red punnet of strawberries (you know you can add a berry bundle or additional strawberries to your regular Fruit People deliveries?) and hull and halve each one before placing into a glass bowl. Pour over the lemon juice and coat to stop discolouration.

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Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small pan and stir over a medium-low heat for a couple of minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool.

Pour the cooled balsamic mixture over the strawberries and stir all together with half of the torn mint leaves. An important tip for mint: never chop! Chopping mint bruises its delicate leaves; you should always simply tear mint to desired size. Tear and strew throughout the strawberry mix.

Cover and leave in the fridge for an hour or two to let the flavours mingle and the natural juice from the strawberries leach out. This will sit happily in the fridge all morning, but don’t push it too far: it’s best eaten on the day it’s prepared.


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When preparing to eat, remove from the fridge a few minutes before to come to room temperature as you get your serving accompaniment ready, like rich vanilla ice-cream, coconut yoghurt or maybe some clotted cream on a warm day.

This mixture would also be perfect heaped on top of freshly-made meringue, served on the side with a slice of loaf cake or even stirred through yoghurt and topped with granola as a big-flavoured breakie. Let strawberries be the star with this simple recipe!

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