Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese

Fresh strawberries with a flavor of balsamic vinegar are perfectly paired with a sweet and creamy layer of Ricotta cheese. 


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 ounces fat-free or reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp, cut into ribbons fresh basil
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese
Total Time: 20 minutes


Servings: 6

Approximate nutrition information per serving: 165 calories; 9 g fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 30.6 mg cholesterol; 89 mg sodium; 16 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 11.6 g sugar; 5.3 g protein 


Step 1. Whip ricotta cheese, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl using an electric mixer.

Step 2. Divide mixture into six serving goblets and chill.

Step 3. Combine vinegar and granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture lightly coats a spoon.

Step 4. Cool completely. Toss strawberries with balsamic syrup.

Step 5. Evenly divide strawberries into each goblet.

Step 6. Sprinkle basil ribbons or chopped mint on each and serve immediately.