The beauty of this salad is the mingling of flavors that comes from the fresh fruit and herbs. Perfect on a hot summer day, this refreshing dish showcases seasonal produce at its finest.
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Balsamic vinegar in the glaze gives this ham a delicate balance of sweet and sour. Make sure to score the ham in a crosshatch pattern before pouring the glaze over so the flavor goes through the meat.Recipe Courtesy of the National Pork Board.
This slow cooker recipes takes a little bit of extra effort at the end to brown it in the oven, but the crispy, sweet bits of caramelized pork are well worth it. Put it on a roll, in a quesadilla or on top of quinoa.Recipe courtesy of Seasonal Cravings.
You probably have enjoyed grilled corn; you may or may not have tasted a grilled fresh fig. I’m almost sure, however, that you have never had them together in one dish. But when late summer brings them to market at the same time, I hope you will try this recipe. It’s a simple one to do ahead: you grill the corn on the cob and then grill the figs (they take barely a minute). You slice off the corn kernels, toss them with the figs, and serve the dish at room temperature.The golden vegetable and dark fruit are a great-tasting and pretty combination just as they are, but if you happen to have some balsamic drizzling sauce already made (or a bottle of balsamic vinegar to reduce), it’s definitely worth applying the final swirl of sauce. The acidic tang sets off the sweetness of all the sugars in the corn and figs, already intensified by the heat of the grill. You can use either a gas or a charcoal grill for this, but keep the fire moderate (and pay attention, especially with the figs) so the sugars are caramelized, not burned.Click here to see the rest of Lidia Bastianich's Independence Day menu.
Simply put, a shrub is a vinegar-infused fruit syrup, an old-time mixer for sparkly summer drinks. Tart, sweet, and acidic, a basic shrub uses one part fruit, one part sugar, and one part vinegar, but the possibilities for experimentation are endless. Try this Strawberry Balsamic Shrub cocktail. It’s like drinking summer.
The mix of sweet strawberries and even sweeter cooked-down balsamic vinegar creates a tangy sauce for seasoned chicken wings. Make extra and refrigerate, as this is a great glaze for grilled pork and chicken breast as well.
This steak with strawberry-balsamic salsa is the perfect sweet-savory combination for your next outdoor barbecue. Serve with a summer slaw or chunky potato salad and a glass of light, juicy red wine. See all salsa recipes.Click here for 6 Sweet and Savory Strawberry Recipes.
This recipe was actually the result of a happy accident. I wanted to make my favorite standard chicken salad — mayo, celery, walnuts — but when I got home after a long day I realized I was out of mayo... and walnuts. And I really, really didn't want to go back out to the store (you know what that's like). So I improvised with what I did have on-hand: balsamic vinegar and arugula. The result? A Delicious, simple, and oh-so easy sandwich.
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When I think of portobellos, I think of them as a vegetarian version of steak. I roast them to give them an intense flavor and crisp texture, and add a light balsamic vinaigrette for brightness in flavor.
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Light and packed with flavor, this salad is perfect as a fresh starter or side for a spring dinner or when hosting guests.
The sweetness of the strawberry, tied in with the smooth avocado, and the acidity of the tomato makes for a mock bruschetta when tossed with the bread.