Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Balsamic Strawberry Topping

Spring is a Berrylicious Season!  This is the theme for May's Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club.  Myself and 5 other bloggers "meet" every month to share a Cooking Light menu.  Virtually, of course, since we live in different parts of the U.S. and Canada.  This month's theme focuses on berries.  Berries can be used in many different ways.  You will find berries used in a drink, appetizer, salad, main dish and dessert this month.

I wanted to make this Blueberry Crisp a la Mode but blueberries aren't in season and are very expensive in my grocery store.  I guess this will have to wait for summer.  Strawberries are in season right now and reasonably priced.  So, I chose to make this Balsamic Strawberry Topping.  Four simple ingredients and very quick to make.  The sweet and tart strawberries went perfect with some frozen vanilla yogurt.  I'll be using this strawberry topping in my greek vanilla yogurt as well.  YUMMY!!!  

Balsamic Strawberry Topping
Recipe by Cooking Light

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • Combine the first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in sliced strawberries, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Serve over low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or ice-cream.

For more Berry recipes, check out the rest of the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club menu below:

Jerry (Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants) - Raspberry Daiquiris
Mary Ann - Meet Me in the Kitchen) - Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
Val (More Than Burnt Toast) - Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds
Sandi - (Whistlestop Cafe Cooking) - Raspberry Asparagus Medley
Roz (La Bella Vita) - Pork Medallions with Spicy Pomegranate-Blueberry Reduction
Jamie (me) - Balsamic Strawberry Topping


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  The pluses of strawberries:
 Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.  Also a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.   



bellini said...

I have made this topping before and just lovd it over French Vanilla Ice Cream. Who knows perhaps one day we can share it in person Jamie.

The Cafe Sucre Farine said...

Yum, this is so simple but it sounds so delicious. Strawberries are in full force right now so I will be trying this! Thanks!

Mary Ann said...

It's interesting how many delicious ingredients can be combined with strawberries! This looks great and sooo easy!

Anonymous said...

YUM - I adore the combination of srawberries and balsamic vinegar. This looks great.

Lisa said...

I've heard so much about the wonderful combination of balsamic and strawberries. One day I'm going to have to try it out for myself.

Robo Stir said...

Yummmyyy!!! I love strawberries so much... :) This look delicious recipe.. :)

Rick Denforth said...

Strawberries, my favorite fruit! Looks delicious! By the way, when i'm making something like this, I always use Textuarants/a>.

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