Berries marinated in balsamic vinegar

Dietician's Tip

For a variation of this recipe, use huckleberries, gooseberries and blackberries. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 shortbread biscuits


In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and vanilla.

In another bowl, add the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Pour the balsamic vinegar mixture over the berries. Let the fruit marinate for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the marinade.

Refrigerate or serve immediately. To serve, divide the berries into 2 serving dishes. Place the shortbread biscuit on the side of the bowl.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 176
Total carbohydrate: 33 g
Cholesterol: 5 g
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Monounsaturated fat: Trace
Protein: 2 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Sodium: 56 mg
Total fat: 4 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1
Fruits: 1
Grains and grain products: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Fruits: 1
Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1
Fats: 1
Fruits: 1

Last Updated Jul 17, 2015

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