Lavender and Basil Summer Fruit Salad
Aristotle basil has the same sweet basil flavor, but it's tiny leaves don't require chopping before adding to dishes. And lavender, a relative of mint, has a pleasant yet slightly bitter flavor. Pick up these herbs at your local farmers market, then use them in this delicious fruit dish that tastes just like you'd imagine summer would.
- 1 cup watermelon cubes
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 fresh peaches, diced
- 1 cup grapes
For the Lavender-Basil Syrup (makes about 2 oz. of syrup):
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 1/2 teaspoon Aristotle basil or finely minced sweet basil
- In a small saucepan, heat honey and lime juice over medium heat until combined. Allow to heat through for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add lavender buds and basil leaves. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, add watermelon, blueberries, peaches, and grapes. Pour the Lavender-Basil Syrup over the fruit and mix to coat. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.
- Recipe and photo by Karman Meyer of The Nutrition Adventure.
Per serving: 90 kcal cal., 0 g fat) (0 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 1 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet