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Minty Summer Fruit Salad

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Minty Summer Fruit Salad
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Minty Summer Fruit Salad

It's mid-summer and berries are at their freshest. This delicious fruit salad uses a mix of fresh berries combined with a fresh mint simple syrup. Delish!

Ingredients

1
pint blueberries, rinsed
16
oz container blackberries, rinsed
16
oz container raspberries
1
lb strawberries, quartered
3
tbsp water
5
fresh mint leaves, cut in half
2
tbsp sugar (I use organic)

Directions

  • 1 Combine the blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries in a large mixing bowl. Stir gently.
  • 2 In a small saucepan, combine the water and mint leaves. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat. Let sit for 10 minutes, then remove the leaves from the water.
  • 3 Add the sugar to the water and set over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the berries and then stir well.
  • 4 Chill until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes.
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Minty Mid-Summer Fruit Salad

As prepared by S Caron,

Berries. Berries. Berries. BERRIES!


I adore fresh berries. In the summertime, freshly picked blueberries and strawberries are so perfectly sweet – unlike anything you find in the grocery store.

My kids and I go to pick-your-own farms, coming home with giant crates of berries we’ve picked ourselves. It’s magical. And sometime in around mid-summer, our driveway is surrounded by bushes of wild blackberries. There’s nothing better than a quick walk up the driveway for berries to eat with breakfast.

Do you berry pick? Have berries growing around your house?

When it comes to fruit salad, the old standby – peaches, pears, grapes and cherries – is always good. But it’s summertime. Don’t you deserve something better than good? Something awesome, amazing, mouthwatering even?

My Minty Mid-Summer Fruit Salad is the perfect answer. It’s a mixture of four types of berries with a fresh mint simple syrup to tie it all together. Can a fruit salad be refreshing? Absolutely … and this one is.

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Now, when you go to serve this, use a few mint leaves for garnish. It’s pretty, and it also clues everyone in that this is no ordinary fruit salad.

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Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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