Easy Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce: Microwave in 6 Minutes
Sneak Preview: Try this Easy Strawberry Balsamic Sauce over some yogurt or ice cream. It’s made with fresh or frozen strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Use the microwave to make this reduction in 6 minutes.
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Looking for a quick strawberry fix in the middle of the winter? Use frozen strawberries to make this easy strawberry balsamic glaze.
It can be difficult to find flavorful and reasonably priced strawberries in the wintertime.
So how’s a person to get his strawberry fix?
Try this strawberry balsamic sauce with frozen strawberries.
Frankly, if I can’t get good, fresh strawberries, frozen ones are not an option for me unless I’m making a smoothie.
When cooked in the microwave, frozen strawberries are transformed into a thick and richly flavored sauce.
How can I serve this strawberry sauce?
Some would call it a reduction but I call it perfect for pouring over yogurt, ice cream, pound cake, and waffles. Make this creamy strawberry yogurt salad dressing with it. Or try this strawberry muffin recipe that is a dupe for the ones at Central Market.
How to make 6-Minute Microwave Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce in three easy steps:
This will remind you of strawberry preserves. However, it’s a little thinner and not as sweet unless you add sugar or sweetener. If I want it sweeter, depending on what I’m serving it with, I start with 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey or 2 packets of Splenda and go from there.
Shopping tip: Frozen strawberries are significantly more economical in the big box stores. Worth a trip.
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If you have questions or suggestions, email me privately for a quick answer: Paula at saladinajar.com. Hope to see you again soon!
6-Minute Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce
- 1-1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 pkg sweetener - optional
- Chop 1-1/2 cup frozen berries.
- Place into nothing smaller than a 1-quart Pyrex bowl. Add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar to uncooked strawberries or leave it out if you prefer.
- Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes, UNCOVERED, no stirring necessary. Sauce thickens as it cools.
Paula Rhodes, author
I’m a retired home economist, wife, mother, grandmother, and creator of Saladinajar.com. I believe you don’t have to be a chef to find joy in creating homemade food worth sharing. Here you’ll find time-saving tips, troubleshooting advice, and confidence-inspiring recipes to make life in the kitchen more fun, appetizing, and satisfying.