If you haven't tried sweet strawberries mixed with a dash of balsamic vinegar, you are missing out! The addition of acid to the sweetness of the berries adds a rich depth that is hard to put your finger on. Here, maserated berries with a touch of sugar and balsamic add a delicous touch when spooned onto ricotta.
Strawberry & Balsamic Toast (for one)
1/2 cup strawberries sliced thin
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (It's best to add based upon their natural sweetness)
Splash of balsmic vinegar
Smear of ricotta
Good quality bread like sourdough or ciabatta, toasted
Grind of freshly ground pepper
Place strawberries, sugar and balsmic vinegar in a small bowl, mix to combine. Let set for 10 to 15 minutes to maserate. Layer ricotta cheese on top of toast. Add strawberry mixture. Garnish with ground pepper if desired. Enjoy!