Balsamic strawberries with ricotta cream

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time2 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the ricotta cream

100g semi-skimmed ricotta cheese
30ml honey
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

For the balsamic strawberries

45ml balsamic vinegar
12g sugar
1 (450g) container strawberries, hulled and quartered
5g chiffonade fresh basil leaves
For the ricotta cream:

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.

For the balsamic strawberries:

1) 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.

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

To finish:

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

Serving size: about 75ml cheese cream and 50g berries

Per Serving:

Calories 180; Total Fat 5g; (Sat Fat 3g, Mono Fat 1.5g, Poly Fat 0g); Protein 8g; Carb 27g; Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 80mg

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