Place the hulled and sliced strawberries in a large bowl.
Stack the basil leaves on top of each other, roll them up into a bundle. Use a very sharp knife to create thin slices. When you pull them apart, they should look like tiny green ribbons.
Gently combine the sliced basil with the strawberries with a rubber spatula.
Divide into 4 dessert dishes.
Drizzle each bowl with 1 teaspoon of balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
Can be enjoyed as is or as a topping on yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, crepes, angel food cake, etc... for detailed serving options, please refer to the article.
1 serving = 1/2 cup2 cups of strawberries are the equivalent of 1 pint or 3/4 pound.
When purchasing from your farmers market, choose fresh, ripe strawberries with a bright red color, that are blemish-free and have their green caps.
Although you can purchase a commercial product, making a homemade balsamic glaze is not only simple to make but inexpensive as well.
If your strawberries are not sweet and juicy, add ½ teaspoon of sugar when combining them with the sliced basil and let them macerate for 10-15 minutes to improve their flavor. This is totally optional and depends on your personal taste.
Slice the basil as thinly as possible and just before serving as it quickly oxidizes and turns black.
This easy dessert is best when served the same day it is made.
Do you put pepper on strawberries? Yes, it creates a perfect compliment. In addition to intensifying the flavor of strawberries, the balsamic glaze with freshly ground black pepper also brings out their sweetness. All you need is a few turns! How long do balsamic strawberries last? Unfortunately, this strawberry balsamic recipe with basil does not store well. Therefore, it is not the best idea to make a lot of it at once. On the other hand, this balsamic glaze can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.