Thursday, June 20, 2013

Peaches and Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup

The key is to start with perfectly ripe summer peaches, then just add sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice (no bottled stuff!), blueberries and fresh mint.
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If you’re thinking fresh herbs on fruit seems odd, you’ll just have to trust me.

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Let the fruit soak up the syrup for a few hours, then add the delicate raspberries and blackberries before serving. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.    
This fruit salad is delicious and it screams, "SUMMER!"
Peaches and berries
Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup

serves 4-6

4 perfectly ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
1 cup blueberries
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blackberries
1. Combine peaches, blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and mint in a serving bowl and toss. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve (up to 6 hours). Right before serving, add raspberries and blackberries and toss gently. Taste and add a bit more sugar if necessary. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
**** Courtesy of Once Upon a Chef ****

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