Balsamic Strawberries with Honey and Basil

[inspired by Ilva of Lucullian Delights]


  • 4 handfuls (about 500 g) small strawberries or bigger ones quartered (hulled)
  • 8 large basil leaves (chopped finely)
  • 2 tbs clear honey (I used mixed blossom honey)
  • 1½ tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs olive oil

romantic salad recipe for special occasions


  • 4 small bowls (I used ramekin dishes)


  1. In a small bowl prepare dressing: combine honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil.
  2. Share strawberries to the bowls / ramekin dishes.
  3. Drizzle them with the dressing and enjoy.

Make 4 small or 2 bigger servings.


This is delicious, salad perfect for romantic dinners and other special occasions.

If you don’t have basil on hand you can use fresh mint instead.

Your thoughts…

  1. This is the way I love to eat strawberries. Perfect for a light summery dessert!

  2. Delicious and something we do often – nice with a bit of black pepper or chilli too!


  3. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are a nice combo. I will have to try adding some honey and basil next time.

  4. This would be wonderful turn into an ice cream!

  5. I love this combination of flavours! Another favourite is strawberries sliced and macerated in balsamic vinegar, icing sugar and black pepper – yum.

  6. What’s nice really look they are amazinf!!! I miss so strawberries because we are at winter, really nice.xxxGloria

  7. What a great recipe. I have been looking for spring recipes for Mother’s Day, the kind my mom and mom-in-law grew up on.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. I forgot to mention. I love the material you used for you blog header-beautiful! How wonderful to have material from your family and childhood. Truly special.

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