Homemade Pickled Strawberries with Olivelle Prosecco Vinegar
Homemade pickled strawberries are a testament to the delightful world of culinary experimentation. This recipe, featuring Olivelle Prosecco Vinegar, showcases the magic that happens when sweet meets tangy. So, get your mason jars ready and embrace the joys of pickling these charming berries. Your taste buds will thank you for the burst of flavor and creativity you've brought to your table!
Fresh strawberries (about 1 pound)
1 cup Olivelle Prosecco Vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
Mason jar(s) with lids
Start by washing and drying the strawberries. Remove the stems and cut them into halves or quarters, depending on their size. You want them to be bite-sized and easy to enjoy.
Grab your mason jar and start layering the sliced strawberries, making sure not to pack them too tightly. As you add layers of strawberries, sprinkle a pinch of peppercorns here and there to distribute the spicy warmth throughout.
Pour in the Olivelle Prosecco Vinegar, sugar, salt, and the remaining peppercorns.
Secure the lid tightly onto the mason jar. Gently give the jar a little shake to help distribute the flavors. Now comes the waiting game! Place the jar in the refrigerator and allow the strawberries to marinate for at least 2 hours. For even more robust flavors, you can let them pickle overnight.
Once your pickled strawberries have soaked up the deliciousness of the pickling solution, they're ready to enjoy! The strawberries will be subtly tangy, with hints of sweetness and a touch of heat from the peppercorns.
Creative Ways to Use Pickled Strawberries:
Salads: Toss these pickled strawberries into green salads for a burst of flavor and color.Toast Toppers: Spread cream cheese on toast and top with pickled strawberries for a gourmet breakfast or snack.Grain Bowls: Add them to quinoa or rice bowls for an unexpected twist.Cheese Platters: Elevate your cheese platters by pairing these strawberries with your favorite cheeses.Dessert: Use them as an unexpected garnish for ice cream or pound cake.