1 pt. fresh strawberries4 oz. goat cheese 1 TBS fresh, finely chopped parsley 1/2 TBS fresh, finely chopped lemon balm 1/2 TBS fresh, finely chopped chives (or very finely chopped green onion tops) 2 TBS cream or milk (coconut milk would be nice too!) 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Wash and hull strawberries, set aside. In a small bowl, combine goat cheese and herbs. Add zest and just enough cream to make the goat cheese creamy. Salt and pepper to taste. Allow the cheese to come to room temperature. Using a piping bag, pipe the goat cheese into the center of the berries. Alternatively, you can use a spoon to stuff the berries. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar and heat at a medium temperature until the vinegar gets syrupy and reduces by half. Drizzle on top of berries and serve immediately.
adapted recipe from http://onceuponasmallbostonkitchen.blogspot.com.