while i love baking with all the wonderful fruit that summer gives us, the days are a little bit hotter and a little bit lazier, begging for a simpler recipe. after picking up some basil and strawberries at the farmer's market this weekend, i decided to see if i could find a sweet and easy way to combine them. and did i ever. you only need a few ingredients, and to pour those few ingredients into a bowl. easiest recipe i have ever made.
first - the most important step - fresh and delicious basil and strawberries.
combine strawberries, basil, sugar, balsamic vinegar, honey and pepper in a bowl. it's easy to make larger or smaller batches of this recipe - i went with smaller, obviously. i think next time i might reduce the sugar a bit, but other than that the proportions worked for me.
let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes, then serve by itself or with fresh whipped cream, ice cream or (in my case), frozen yogurt (i recommend vanilla-flavored). this is an easy way to use the produce of the season, and i see myself whipping this up a few times this summer. enjoy!