• ½ cup Gustare Honeybell Orange Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. good vanilla
  • 1 pound strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
  • ½ pint blueberries, rinsed, pat dry
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
  • Optional: plain Greek yogurt, vanilla bean ice cream, fresh ricotta



In a small saucepan, add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and set aside to cool.


In a medium mixing bowl combine strawberries, blueberries and pepper. Add half of the balsamic syrup and toss gently to coat the berries.


In a martini glass or serving dish of your choice, spoon the balsamic berries over yogurt, ice cream, fresh ricotta or all by itself. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Pass the additional balsamic for a little extra drizzling. Enjoy!


Serve in a simple merengue heart for romantic occasions!

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