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Balsamic Strawberries & Arugula (Recipe)

Balsamic Strawberries & Arugula (Recipe)


I spent my Sunday afternoon picking (and eating) strawberries at a wonderful organic farm. They were the most deliciously sweet berries ever — if I closed my eyes I thought I was eating jam! I took home four pounds of the stuff and enthusiastically devoured them over the next day. But then, as organic strawberries are wont to do, they started to bruise. I needed a creative way to use them, and quick. Luckily, I found this fantastic recipe in Mark Bittman’s essential cookbook, How to Cook Everything. It was so delicious that I thought I’d share it with you all!

Balsamic Strawberries & Arugula

3 cups strawberries, quartered
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar & more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups arugula
Salt to taste
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1. In a large bowl, toss berries with vinegar and pepper. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
2. Add arugula to strawberries and sprinkle salt over the bowl. Toss. Drizzle olive oil over berries and arugula and gently toss again. Serve.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:18AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Looks very tasty, thanks for sharing.

10:57AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Sounds great. I might have to try it.

6:07AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

3:02PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

thanks for sharing

8:59PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Certainly in the winter I always enjoy strawberries.

11:17PM PST on Jan 25, 2013


1:08AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you :)

5:36PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

oh forgot to add: I usually don't do Balsamic, mainly because I wasn't raised on it, but this sounds really good

5:33PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

I wish my strawberries would have survived the ground-hogs or what every type of ground rodents they are. Maybe next year I can chase them off with Baby Freyja, my youngest cat.

9:18AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Aragula, balsamic and strawberries? Yummy trio.

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