While I’m not a big fan of heat waves, I do enjoy what else summertime brings – a bounty of fresh, delicious, sweet fruit.
Since I got all of the fruit (except the lychees) from the local farmer’s market, it doesn’t really need much more to make it any better – just a bit of lime juice and mint.
Minty Summer Fruit Salad
1 white peach
1 pint strawberries
6 lychees, fresh or canned
1 tablespoon mint, minced
Chill the fruit before using, wash and slice the peach and strawberries. Slice the lychees. In a mixing bowl, juice the lime. Add the mint and a drizzle of agave nectar to taste, mix well. Add the fruit to the bowl and make sure everything is well coated.
To plate, fan out the peaches. Pile the strawberries on one side, top with the lychees. Garnish with additional mint.
No Croutons Required is a monthly food blogging event hosted by Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa’s Kitchen. This month’s theme is a vegetarian soup or salad showcasing your favorite herb or one you haven’t experimented with yet.
Minty Summer Fruit Salad is my entry for the event. Mint is one of my favorite herbs, but I usually add it to savory dishes (I don’t know why, it’s just how I am). The minty fruit salad is a refreshing change from my normal usage of the herb, so it’s an favorite and kinda an experiment. And now it’s my favorite experiment.