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Cherry Basil Balsamic Reduction

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Course: Dessert, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, WFPB, Whole Food Plant Based
Keyword: Balsamic, Basil, Cherries, Vinaigrette
Servings: 4 4
Calories: 43kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar Aged, No Additives
  • 1/8 Cup Basil Fresh Leaves, chopped
  • 12 Cherries Fresh or Frozen, Ripe, Sweet, Pitted


  • Rinse, dry, and pit the cherries. Cut in half. Rinse, dry, and chop Basil.
  • Add all ingredients to a small pan. Heat on med heat until it reaches a simmer. Reduce heat to med-low and continue to simmer until it is reduced by half. About 2-3 mins. Stir occasionally. Check the reduction by tipping the pan slightly. When it leaves a glaze on the side of the pan and has reduced by half, remove from heat. Press the cherries gently with a spatula to infuse the balsamic with the cherry juice. Stir and refrigerate until ready to use.


A light drizzle of the reduction is all that is needed due to the intense flavor. Do include the cherries with each serving. Mmmmm....
**Nutritional values are estimates**


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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