Monday, September 23, 2013
Peach Berry Salad with Lemon-Mint Syrup
I was starting to get back in the swing of things when my grandfather passed away. Back to Utah I went for his funeral. It was a lovely service and I will miss my Papa. Luckily, I'd gone to visit him during the reunion and had one last special visit with him. It was a good day.
Anyway, you get a sense of why I've been neglecting this poor little blog. I feel a little remorseful since summertime is when I get the best light for my photos (meaning I don't have to have a meal ready before 4 pm to get a decent photo of it). Oh well.
A couple days ago, a friend on Facebook asked for a fruit recipe. She was invited to a potluck dinner and was assigned to bring a fruit dish. I had noticed that peaches and berries were on sale at Sprouts and so I suggested a recipe I'd seen on Pinterest and had always wanted to try. I have no idea if she made it or not, but I was inspired to go ahead and try it myself. LOVE IT! I know we're winding down on the summer fruit, but if you can get your hands on some peaches and berries and a handfull of mint, take a moment and make this delicious "salad" from Once Upon a Chef.
PEACH BERRY SALAD WITH LEMON-MINT SYRUP
from Once Upon a Chef
4 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
1 cup (1/2 pint) fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup (1/2 pint) fresh raspberries
1 cup (1/2 pint) fresh blackberries
Combine peaches, blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, and mint in a bowl and toss gently. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving (up to 6 hours). Just before serving, gently toss in raspberries and blackberries. Taste and add more sugar, if necessary. Garnish with a spring of mint.
I think this Lemon-Mint syrup would be great with a salad made up of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Just mix the lemon juice, sugar, and mint until the sugar dissolves, then toss with the melon before serving.