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Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 17 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 (16-ounce) container strawberries, hulled and quartered

2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Directions

  1. Put the ricotta cheese, honey and vanilla extract into the small bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the basil and the balsamic syrup.
  4. Divide the cream among 4 cocktail glasses, top with the berry mixture and serve.
  5. Excellent source of: Vitamin C, Manganese
  6. Good source of: Protein, Vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium
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