Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

  • 2007 Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
  • Show: Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger
  • Episode: Feel Good Factor
Total Time:
2 hr 17 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive Prep:
2 hr
Cook:
2 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Directions

Put the ricotta cheese, honey and vanilla extract into the small bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

In a small saucepan combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the basil and the balsamic syrup.

Divide the cream among 4 cocktail glasses, top with the berry mixture and serve.

Per Serving:
(serving size: about 1/3 cup cream and 1/2 cup berries)
Calories 180; Total Fat 5 g; (Sat Fat 3 g, Mono Fat 1.5 g, Poly Fat 0 g) ; Protein 8 g; Carb 27 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 80 mg
Excellent source of: Vitamin C, Manganese
Good source of: Protein, Vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium

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