Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


The strawberry: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."
-Dr William Butler, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

In the summer my mom would slice strawberries into a big bowl. It was one of the best things about July and August. They smelled so good and the light sprinkling of sugar helps to make a lovely bright syrup. We never had balsamic vinegar on ours though.

I can remember the first time that I had a balsamic reduction on berries. I thought that this was the perfect dessert. Sweet, peppery, sour and even just a bit salty. This was surpassed only by having the good stuff -- 25 year old balsamic vinegar on strawberries. A rare occasion but not one to be missed.


Strawberries with Balsamic Reduction

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 tsp. balsamic reduction

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or halved and makes enough balsamic reduction for 12 servings.

Strawberries with Balsamic Reduction, a healthy dessert recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries (rinsed, stemmed and sliced)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place the balsamic vinegar in a small stainless steel or non-reactive sauce pan over medium heat. When the vinegar comes to a boil reduce the heat so that the liquid is simmering. Cook for about 30 - 40 minutes until reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool.

While the vinegar is reducing combine the sliced strawberries and sugar in a bowl and toss until well blended. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Divide the strawberries between two bowls when ready to serve. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of the vinegar and a single shake of ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 tsp. balsamic reduction

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 57 Calories from Fat 4
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 163%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 269 mg
Magnesium 23 mg