This is a delightful, and unusual strawberry salad. Pepper and vinegar enhance the sweetness of fresh berries.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss berries with sugar and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and pepper. Pour over berries and toss to coat. Divide berries among 4 serving bowls and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

89.5 calories; 1.2 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 5.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2004
You really need a good quality balsamic vinegar with this dish. I allowed the strawberries to saok in the sugar for a couple hours before serving. Add the vinegar and pepper only just before serving or they will not add any flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2003
Tastes only slightly different from plain strawberries with sugar. It wasn't bad but it wasn't totally different from my other strawberry experiences. Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2004
You really need a good quality balsamic vinegar with this dish. I allowed the strawberries to saok in the sugar for a couple hours before serving. Add the vinegar and pepper only just before serving or they will not add any flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2011
Very easy and delicious! This is one of those recipes that's really great and so simple yet tastes really good. It's surprisingly elegant and not to mention low fat! Definitely a "guilt free" treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This is v good. It'd impress your guest while being terribly easy to do. I think one needs to soak the berries with the sugar for longer than 10 mins more like 45 mins if possible - I also added basil leaves for fragrance. The balsamic vinegar and pepper served separately for your guest to add himself gives the sweetness a subtle complexity. Good accompaniment for a savory breakfast dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
I made this salad for easter dinner as we had a bunch of strawberries and didn't want them to go to waste - it was quite good. I must say if you do make it don't make it ahead of time and let it sit before you serve it otherwise you lose the flavour of the balsamic vinegar. I noticed when I made it you could taste it and it was a nice combination but by the time we actually served dinner (an hour later) it just tasted like sweet strawberries. Give it a go just serve it right away! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2004
Wow! I served this at a party on a bed of spring greens and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2004
This recipe was great! I served it for Easter dinner along with 6 other dishes and lots of people said it was one of the best. Don't let other reviews scare you off from this awesome fruit dish. I thought it was great. The pepper and vinegar added a perfect touch to a sugary strawberry salad. I wasn't sure about how it would turn out when I looked at the recipe. But I tried it and I'm glad I did. No wonder they put this recipe in the cookbook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
We absolutely loved this! It's so quick and easy to make and the pepper adds a nice kick. I'll make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
tastes great! I will make this one again but I will double the recipe next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
I love the mix of flavors in this salad. One of my favorites! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2003
Tastes only slightly different from plain strawberries with sugar. It wasn't bad but it wasn't totally different from my other strawberry experiences. Read More
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