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Recipe: Berries marinated in balsamic vinegar

Updated: 08-01-2009

Dietitian's tip: For a variation of this recipe, use a wider variety of berries, such as huckleberries, gooseberries and blackberries. Garnish the bowl of berries with a fresh mint leaf.


Serves: 2

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
2 shortbread biscuits


In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and vanilla.

In another bowl, add the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Pour the balsamic vinegar mixture over the berries. Let the fruit marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the marinade. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

To serve, divide the berries into 2 serving dishes. Place the shortbread biscuit on the side of the bowl.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 256
  • Total carbohydrate: 46 g
  • Cholesterol: trace
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 378 mg
  • Total fat: 6 g
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