This quick and simple fruit salad is so amazing in the summertime. I love the sweetness of the fruit combined with a touch of honey and fresh herbs gives it an unexpected flavor that works so well with the fruit. And the touch of lemon brightens it all up so nicely. If you are not a fan of cilantro, fresh basil also works well in this recipe. You can also substitute the honey with agave or maple syrup to make it vegan.
Yield: 4 servings
2 cup fresh strawberries with tops removed
1 cup blueberries
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tbsp. honey, agave, or maple syrup
2-3 sprigs of cilantro or basil leaves
Wash all produce well. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and discard. Then slice the strawberries into quarters or bite size pieces. Take the cilantro or basil leaves and mince or cut finely.
In a medium size bowl combine the strawberries and blueberries. Add in the herbs and zest the lemon and juice. Add in the honey, agave, or maple syrup and toss gently.
Serve as is, over pancakes, with oatmeal, or with whipped cream and shortcakes and enjoy.