Pickled strawberries are easy to make and offer a tangy sweetness to a variety of beverages, desserts and dishes.
What You’ll Need:
- Ripe but firm strawberries (1 pound)
- White balsamic vinegar ( 1 1/2 cups)
- Sugar (1/4 cup)
- Kosher salt (2 tbsps)
- Mason Jar (1 quart and heatproof)
Cut the tops off of the strawberries and if they are very large strawberries, cut them into halves. Discard the tops. Place them in the jar. Add sugar, salt, vinegar and 2/3 cup of water in a pot, mix together and bring to a boil over a medium high heat. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. Pour the mixture over the strawberries in the jar. Allow them to cool then cover and place them in the fridge to chill. Leave them in the jar for 5 days or more.
What dishes can you make with pickled strawberries?
Salads – add to a spinach salad and use the liquid from the jar as a base for a vinaigrette
Cocktail – Crush with mint and add to gin, soda and lime
Sundae – Spoon over an ice cream sundae for a sweet and tangy sauce
Oysters – Garish oysters for a little fruity flavor
Salsa – Chop with soaked dried chiles, garlic, jalapenos and charred onion