TheFoodMarket.com

Recipe: Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper

Posted in: recipe, on 3 Jul 2017

Dino Joannides
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
by Dino Joannides

This is a wonderful summer desert and an alternative to strawberries and cream. The key to this dish is the quality of the three ingredients. Make sure you find the best possible outdoor-grown strawberries and you use a real Balsamic Vinegar from Modena.

This recipe requires freshly ground black pepper so again ensure you source the best possible black peppercorns. Tellicherry peppercorns from the Malabar coast of India are wonderful as they have an element of sweetness as well as the complex aromas often found in the very best peppercorns. The addition of fresh basil adds colour to this dish but some people think it is one ingredient too many.

Likewise, sugar is totally unnecessary if you have sweet strawberries and a good quality Balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients

Key info

  • Serves: 4 people

Instructions

1 Quarter the strawberries and place in a large bowl, keep in a cool place until ready to serve.

2 A few minutes before serving, add the freshly ground pepper and mix thoroughly with the strawberries. Then add drops of the balsamic vinegar and mix all the ingredients together with a spoon.

3 Divide the contents of the bowl into four small plates (at this stage add basil on top of each portion if you decide to use).

Dino Joannides

Dino Joannides

Dino Joannides, author of 'Semplice: Real Italian Food: Ingredients and Recipes' (Random House, 2014) is a consummate food fanatic and bon Viveur. With an Italian mother and half Greek half Corsican father he spent his first years in Italy before moving to the UK. Over the last 30 odd years he has traveled and eaten all over Italy in people’s homes, simple trattorias and the finest restaurants. Dino believes that good quality ingredients, in small quantities, are what make a perfect meal.

Recent blogs

More Blogs

by TheFoodMarket.com

Organic September Prize Dra...

Have you entered our Organic September prize draw to win a luxury organic hamper? Here's a closer look at what's incl...

by Bloom Teas

Recipe: Gluten & Dairy-Free...

Got some over-ripe bananas making your fruit bowl look sad? Whip up some of this delicious banana bread and everyone ...

by Nudo

Recipe: Spaghetti alle Vong...

A wonderfully simple recipe but so delicious! The key is to use a good quality olive oil to get the most from its fla...

by TheFoodMarket.com

Six Ways To Break Out Of Yo...

We all have our go-to breakfasts, but it’s too easy to fall into a serious rut where the first meal of the day is con...

by The Nut Kitchen

Recipe: Dreamy Hazelnut Mac...

The French Macaron is such a beautiful little confection, crispy on the outside, fluffy and slightly chewy in the mid...

by Wunder Workshop

Recipe: Mango and Turmeric ...

A simple yet delicious smoothie bowl made with a good balance of vegetables and the magic ingredient — Wunder Worksho...

by Bloom Teas

Recipe: Matcha and Pistachi...

What a way to start the day! The unique antioxidant powers and incredible taste of Bloom Tea's high quality Matcha Gr...

by TheFoodMarket.com

What's Your Jam? Nine Flavo...

Why stick to plain old strawberry jam when there are SO many more flavours to enjoy? Here's our pick of nine deliciou...

Shop with confidence

  • Secure website
  • Fast checkout
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

Learn more about secure payment