Long time, no recipes. I know, I know. My only excuse is that my life is full right now, and I haven't had much time to cook anyway--and the recipe I'm about to share reflects that. I was craving something sweet and summery, and this was the perfect ending to my dinner tonight.
Berries and balsamic vinegar may seem unusual, but trust me--it's the perfect sweet and tart combination, perfect over a creamy scoop of Greek yogurt. You can use regular yogurt too, of course. A word of advice if you go the Greek route: don't buy 0%. It'll be thick, yes, but every brand I've tried has been too sour for my taste. The 2% variety solves that problem (with fewer calories than full-fat versions) and fills you up better too.
|Use any kind of berries or swap in mint for the basil |
if you want to mix it up!
- 4 medium strawberries
- 3-5 fresh basil leaves, or fresh mint
- 1 tsp honey or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I like Trader Joe's or Fage 2%)
1. Hull and slice the strawberries. In a bowl, combine the berries, honey, and vinegar. Mix well and set aside.
2. Chiffonade the basil: Stack all the basil leaves on top of the largest and roll them up, then slice the log into thin slivers.
3. Add the yogurt to a bowl. Sweeten with honey, if desired. Top with strawberries and garnish with basil.
Wash your dishes and then get out of the kitchen and eat this on the porch!