Balsamic and Berries – Simple Summer Treat

July 30, 2009

GetThumbnailYesterday on our way home from the gym, we walked by our corner store and couldn’t help but notice the incredible summer fruit on display. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,watermelon – the list goes on and on. We decided to take home a few different types of berries to make our favorite simple summer dessert courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten. This recipe is super simple and requires minimal ingredients/prep time. We suggest it for a night in or if you are hosting a fab summer dinner party.

* sidenote – we also love balsamic vinegar, which this recipe calls for. It seems like a strange ingredient to pair with berries and sugar, but trust us – this sweet treat is to die for.

Very Berry Fruit Salad


  • 1 Pint strawberry hulled and cut in half
  • 1 Pint blueberry
  • 1 Pint raspberry
  • 1 tablespoon good Balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • fersh Mint for garnish


  1. Place 6 glasses in the refrigerator.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the berries, vinegar and sugar. Stir gently. Cover securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Spoon the berries into the chilled glasses. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint
Serves: 6
Preparation: 5mins

Cooking(chilling): 30mins

*recipe and photo courtesy of Ina Garten

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  1. ANG* says:

    sounds delicious! must try with all those berries in my fridge…

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