Fresh berries are one of the best parts of summer. But when you roast 'em? That's bringing it to a whole new level. While I'm happy spooning these soft, sweet berries straight from the bowl into my mouth, there's about a hundred and one ways to enjoy balsamic roasted strawberries! Since we don't have the whole day to talk strawberries, here are my top 10 favorite ways to serve these up:

  • A spoonful (or three) over your morning Greek yogurt.
  • Better yet, a Greek yogurt, balsamic roasted strawberry, and granola parfait.
  • Mixed in with overnight oats (also amazing delicious with cooked oats).
  • Used as a topping for a breakfast quinoa bowl.
  • Whole-grain crostini with whipped feta and a dollop of roasted berries.
  • Skip the syrup, and use these berries as a topping for pancakes, french toast, or waffles.
  • Change up your lunch with a salad of dark leafy greens, balsamic roasted strawberries, sliced almonds, and goat cheese (no dressing required).
  • Mix these roasted berries with coconut milk and chia seeds for the perfect summery chia pudding.
  • Add a couple spoonfuls on top of your favorite ice cream or fro-yo.
  • For those who want to indulge a little, try my favorite summer dessert...pound cake topped with balsamic roasted strawberries and fresh whipped cream.

Recipe: Roasted Strawberries with Balsamic

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries Photo by Kelli Dunn

What You'll Need:

2 pints strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine strawberries, agave, and balsamic vinegar in a large baking dish and mix together.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until soft and bubbling.
  4. Remove from the oven. Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled — you decide!

What's your favorite way to enjoy summer's best strawberries? Share with us in the comments below!

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