Strawberry-Basil Compote


A tangy, sweet topping for cakes, ice cream, or custard.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar


  1. Stir simple syrup and basil together in a bowl; steep 5 minutes.

  2. Stir strawberries and white balsamic vinegar with the syrup mixture, assuring the strawberry slices are coated in liquid.

Cook's Notes:

Store compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Frozen dry-packed strawberries work fine for this recipe; partially thaw before slicing and toss with dressing. Using frozen strawberries will give you a more syrupy, but still delicious, compote.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.