Ahhhh…..strawberry season. Isn’t it delicious? Those juicy red jewels are bursting with tons of flavor and nutrition. I can’t get enough lately, and I have been taking my kids to local strawberry fields to pick these antioxidant rich berries. I am looking forward to planting some in my backyard. No, I have no idea what I am doing, but I am open to learning how so we can have our very own produce department next summer. I have fond memories of planting and picking strawberries with my grandmother, so I want my kids to have some of the same experiences I had. I am even trying to start a garden at my kids’ school which will include this delicious fruit.
From a nutritional point of view, the California Strawberry Commission has this wonderful infographic to see why strawberries should be in your grocery cart.
Okay, so now that you see why you should be eating them, let me tickle your taste buds. You won’t be disappointed by this sauce. It’s so delicious and probably one of my favorite strawberry recipes. Balsamic really brings out the flavor of strawberries and I team them up all the time. You can put this sauce on just about anything. I have put it on my crepes, ice cream, eggs, roasted chicken as a glaze, and even in my wine.
Don’t you just want to lick it right off the spoon? Go ahead! I did!
It also makes the perfect gift for your friends and neighbors!
- 3-4 pints of fresh strawberries
- 4 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup water
- Rinse strawberries and combine them with the rest of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Place on medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring consistently.
- Turn heat to low and cook for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Use an immersion blender or place in blender to puree.
- Pour into 3 - 12 oz. jars until ready to use.
Need more recipes for your strawberry addiction? Look no further!
These would be really fun for the 4th!