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Balsamic strawberries with ricotta cream

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Strawberries; Ricotta Cheese
Category Fruit; Dairy
Meal Breakfast; Snack
Type Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Method Stove Top
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Vegetarian; Gluten Free


  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 

  • 1 tablespoon honey 

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 

  • 11/2 tablespoons brown sugar 

  • 16 ounces strawberries 

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil 



  • Add the ricotta cheese, honey, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly until the consistency is smooth. Chill for at least 2 hours.

  • Dissolve the brown sugar in balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and bring to boil. Turn heat down to simmer and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes. Pour into a separate bowl and chill completely.

  • Add the strawberries and basil to the chilled balsamic vinegar and brown sugar syrup.

  • To serve, spoon layers of strawberries alternating with ricotta cream in a glass and garnish with basil.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 157 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 19mg

  • Sodium: 84mg

  • Potassium: 252mg

  • Carbohydrate: 21g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 8g