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Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad

summer-fruit-salad Quentin Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 peach, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 nectarine, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 large plum, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon small whole mint leaves

Preparation


1. Combine honey, 1/3 cup water, lavender, pepper, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until honey has dissolved. Remove from heat, and cover; let steep 10–15 minutes or until room temperature. Strain into a serving bowl; discard lavender and stir in lime juice.

2. Add peach, nectarine, and plum slices to honey mixture, and toss well. Add berries and mint, and toss gently to combine. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled. Serve.


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  • Dried lavender is easy to find in the spice section of the supermarket. If you prefer, you can substitute 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves for the lavender.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 119
Fat per serving: 1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 30g
Fiber per serving: 6g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 37mg
Calcium per serving: 26mg