When I was visiting Louisiana earlier this month I had the opportunity to raid my friend Sarah’s mom’s recipe file. Let me tell you, it was a fantastic pilfering. Among other things, she had an incredible collection of homemade healthy salad dressings. Last night I tried her Balsamic Strawberry Dressing and it was out of this world. Even better? It was extremely simple. You just chop up a couple of cups of strawberries and toss them with some balsamic vinegar and sugar. After an hour or so you have a delicious dressing. I tossed it with spinach, feta and some pecans for a refreshing salad. Today for lunch I will be adding a little shredded chicken and enjoying it all over again. I also have a sneaking suspicion that you could dump a few tablespoons of the strawberries over vanilla ice cream and have an outstanding dessert.
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Cups fresh strawberries, cut or raspberries
Put in container and shake or stir. Let sit at least an hour. Serve over spinach with cheese (feta, blue, goat) and nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) or try over ice cream!
*You can cut the recipe in half if you aren’t making salad for a group. I like to have extra in the fridge to play with for a few days.