For you: a simple fruit salad bowl that highlights the best of summer’s fruit offering. Juicy peaches plus sweet plump blackberries tossed with mint and a light dressing of fresh lime juice and honey.
We can’t get enough of the juicy peaches and nectarines right now. Most of them we eat whole. But this salad is a sweet and summery way to switch things up.
We picked the mint from our garden. Maybe in a few years we will say the same about the blackberries. My mother in law grows blackberries, raspberries, red and black currants in her expansive garden in Essex, CT. We need to get a lesson or two on how to grow all those beauties.
Tossing the fruit with this light honey and lime dressing adds a citrusy zing and brings out the fruits’ natural sweetness. And the lime juice keeps the peaches from browning. You can skip the honey if you prefer, but we found it brings the flavors together nicely. This light fruit salad is a refreshing addition to a weekend brunch, served alongside a hearty omelette or egg strata. And can it be any simpler?
Time: 10 minutes
- 2 ripe peaches, washed and cut into chunks (you can also use nectarines)
- 1 pint blackberries, washed
- 2 tbsp mint, chopped
- Juice of lime
- 1 tsp honey
Combine peaches, blackberries and mint in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, mix lime juice and honey until combined. Drizzle over fruit. Toss and serve,