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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Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Looks very tasty, thanks for sharing.

Laura Saxon
.3 years ago

Sounds great. I might have to try it.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Dale O.

Certainly in the winter I always enjoy strawberries.

Ram Reddy
Care member3 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Nicole Bergeron
Nicole Bergeron3 years ago

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

Nicole Bergeron
Nicole Bergeron3 years ago

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.

Valentina R.
Valentina R.4 years ago

Aragula, balsamic and strawberries? Yummy trio.