Like peanut butter and jelly, apples and cinnamon, and milk and cookies, some pairings just seem made for each other. The combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar is one of them.
I was happy to find a large bottle of balsamic vinegar at the warehouse store. Since it’s usually a fairly pricey ingredient, I have been using it somewhat miserly in my recipe experimentation. But this makes it fair game for play.
The full-bodied warmth of the vinegar goes well with strawberries, although you’d think the tartness would make it too sour. That can be true. The addition of some sweetener rounds everything out, however.
Try it while strawberries are still in season. Slice some strawberries in a bowl, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, taste, and add some sweetener of choice, if desired. I bet it’s a combination you’ll return to again and again.