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Lavender-Scented Summer Fruit Salad

Dried lavender is easy to find in the spice section of the supermarket. If you prefer, you can substitute 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves for the lavender.

Health JULY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes

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 raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 3/4 cup 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.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 119
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 37mg
  • Calcium: 26mg
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