Sweetened balsamic vinegar makes the berries sing! You can use regular sugar instead of superfine, and try substituting arugula for mint leaves.
3 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Small handful mint leaves
Vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
Put the strawberries in a glass bowl. Combine the balsamic vinegar, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool.
Pour the balsamic mixture over the strawberries, add the mint leaves and toss together. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop. Serve with vanilla ice cream.