Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad Recipe

Sweet and Tart Strawberry Salad

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"This is a delightful, and unusual strawberry salad. Pepper and vinegar enhance the sweetness of fresh berries."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, toss berries with sugar and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and pepper. Pour over berries and toss to coat. Divide berries among 4 serving bowls and serve. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 08, 2004

You really need a good quality balsamic vinegar with this dish. I allowed the strawberries to saok in the sugar for a couple hours before serving. Add the vinegar and pepper only just before serving or they will not add any flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2003

Tastes only slightly different from plain strawberries with sugar. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't totally different from my other strawberry experiences.

May 18, 2011

Very easy and delicious! This is one of those recipes that's really great and so simple yet tastes really good. It's surprisingly elegant and not to mention low fat! Definitely a "guilt free" treat.

Nov 12, 2005

This is v good. It'd impress your guest, while being terribly easy to do. I think one needs to soak the berries with the sugar for longer than 10 mins, more like 45 mins if possible - I also added basil leaves, for fragrance. The balsamic vinegar and pepper, served separately for your guest to add himself, gives the sweetness a subtle complexity. Good accompaniment for a savory breakfast dish.

Nov 06, 2003

I made this salad for easter dinner, as we had a bunch of strawberries and didn't want them to go to waste - it was quite good. I must say, if you do make it, don't make it ahead of time and let it sit before you serve it, otherwise you lose the flavour of the balsamic vinegar. I noticed when I made it you could taste it, and it was a nice combination, but by the time we actually served dinner (an hour later), it just tasted like sweet strawberries. Give it a go, just serve it right away!

May 08, 2004

Wow! I served this at a party on a bed of spring greens and everyone loved it!

Apr 11, 2004

This recipe was great! I served it for Easter dinner along with 6 other dishes and lots of people said it was one of the best. Don't let other reviews scare you off from this awesome fruit dish. I thought it was great. The pepper and vinegar added a perfect touch to a sugary strawberry salad. I wasn't sure about how it would turn out when I looked at the recipe. But, I tried it and I'm glad I did. No wonder they put this recipe in the cookbook!

Feb 05, 2003

We absolutely loved this! It's so quick and easy to make and the pepper adds a nice kick. I'll make this again for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 89 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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