Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad

The delicious lavender flavor you get in each bite is what makes this fruit salad different from other similar dishes. Plus, with less than 150 calories and 6 grams of fiber per serving, it’s a delectable dish that will keep you bikini ready.

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 Sunset Valley Organic's certified organic fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup Sunset Valley Organic's certified organic fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup Sunset Valley Organic's certified organic fresh 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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