The heat. The humidity. The frizzy hair. The kids exclaiming boredom the first week of summer. There are many reason not to love summer, but oh……there are so many reason to simply adore it! Top on that list is seasonal, fresh, ripe, luscious fruits and the many perfectly lovely ways to enjoy them. You want to honor the beauty of all that makes your bounty beautiful and that means fresh is best. This salad takes that wisdom and turns up the volume with organic local honey and fresh chocolate mint from our herb garden.
Speaking of gardens, I adore our little piece of green backyard heaven. We grow all of our own herbs and many vegetables. It not only allows me to make certain my kids are eating whole, organic and non-GMO foods, but each step from planting the seeds (I love the organic, non-GMO varieties at seedsnow.com), to watching the seedlings grow, nurturing them, and finally harvesting the fruits of our labor, is a teachable moment and treasured memory for our family.
2 cups peaches, diced
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons mint, fresh
How to use them:
This is really less of a recipe and more of a guideline. Simply take fresh, organic seasonal fruit and for every two cups of fruit, add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of fresh chopped mint.
In a medium size bowl, mix the fruit and honey. Julienne the mint and add it to the salad. The best technique to julienne the mint (cutting into thin strips) without bruising them, is to gather the leaves together and cut with sharp kitchen scissors.Gently mix in the mint until it’s evenly distributed throughout the salad. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This salad is lovely served alone, atop some luscious ice cream or paired with freshly baked, pillowy cream biscuits.