Recipe: Strawberries with Chimayó Chile

published Aug 31, 2012
Strawberries with Chimayó Chile
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Invented by my stepfather, this fiery red concoction consists of strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and Chimayó chile. Strawberries served with vinegar is nothing new, but the addition of chile powder adds a whole new dimension. It might sound a little strange at first, but the combination of sweet, tart, and spice is marvelous. As highlighted in yesterday’s ingredient spotlight,

Chimayó chile powder

Strawberries with Chimayó Chile

Makes 2 cups

Nutritional Info


  • 1 pint

    strawberries, washed and sliced

  • 1 teaspoon


  • 1 teaspoon

    crème fraîche or sour cream

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    chile powder, preferably Chimayó

  • 1 teaspoon

    good quality, aged balsamic vinegar


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. Serve as is or with an extra dollop of cream. Try adding it to a spinach salad, or serve over shortcake biscuits.

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