I had a basket full of the most beautiful, scrumptious, sweetest, tiniest strawberries sitting in my fridge. I also had balsamic vinegar in the cupboard.
If you’ve never tried soaking your berries in balsamic vinegar, then I’m here to tell you that gurl, you should start doing that. Balsamic vinegar is a beautiful Italian gift to humanity and they’ll bring out the berries wonderful colour and enhance their flavour. Its heaven.
This recipe is so straightforward and quick, you can get creative and play around with the toppings. It’s perfect for breakfast or a fancy little snack. All you have to do is combine some sliced strawberries and balsamic vinegar (I just eyeball it) in a bowl for about 10 minutes. Toast some nice bread and spread ricotta cheese on top (be generous!) – you can also add lemon zest to it, always a good idea. Spoon the berries onto the bread, and voila! You are done.
They can be a little messy to eat, but just embrace the messiness, it’s not that bad. If you don’t like ricotta, you can try mascarpone or any other type of cream cheese. And that’s the wonderful thing about toasts: you can dress them up however you want and they’ll still probably turn out good.
These ones feel very fresh, very summer. Very delicious.