Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Sunday Fruit Salad
A simple recipe really, but the basil and the honey add an unexpected twist. Together they are the little something different that will prompt your guests to ask, "What did you do to the fruit?" The mostly tart fruits make this salad bright and refreshing. I recommend that you cut your fruits into smallish bit, about the size of the blueberries. Doing so will make the salad a touch delicate and slightly elegant. Depending on what time of year you make this dish, and where you live, you may or may not be able to go local. Either way, I would advocate for the fruits I've included - they play off each other perfectly both in appearance and taste.
1 pint fresh organic blueberries
1 pint fresh organic strawberries cut into small bits
3 organic kiwis peeled and cut into small bits
2 small organic tangerines (clementines if available) peeled and cut into small bits
6-8 large leaves of fresh organic basil finely chopped
2 teaspoons organic honey
After cleaning, peeling, and chopping all fruits, gently toss all ingredients together in a serving bowl so that the honey evenly coats the fruit, and the basil is nicely distributed.