Vinegar and berries? You bet! White balsamic vinegar is lighter in flavor and color than traditional balsamic, and it blends well with many fruits. In this simple dessert, it contrasts with strawberries’ natural sweetness. I like it as-is, but for those with a sweet tooth, indulge with a bit of creamy topping.
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2½ teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
2–3 sprigs fresh mint
1 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Put the strawberries in a non-metal bowl. Stir together the vinegar and lemon zest and pour over the berries. Toss gently. Top with mint sprigs.
For the optional topping, in a separate bowl, mix the crème fraîche or sour cream with the powdered sugar.
Spoon the strawberries into individual serving bowls and pass the topping on the side. Serve immediately.