Basil Fruit Salad

Basil Fruit Salad

Have you ever tried serving fruits with honey and a bit of basil on top? I did that recently for the first time and I was absolutely amazed. Didn't know that basil can enhance so much the taste of the fruits. Basil turns an ordinary fruit salad into a special, refreshing dessert.

 

In this basil fruit salad I have used seasonal fruits, like nectarines, apricots and cherries. But basil works with almost any fruit. Just choose your favorite fruits and instead of using any kind of sugar based syrup use honey and some fresh basil. Honey and basil work well with only one fruit too, like strawberries, you don't necessarily need to make a mix of fruits. It is healthy and absolutely divine.

 

I fall in love with this combination that probably this is the only way I will prepare fruit salads from now on. Easy and super delicious.

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 1 larger or 2 smaller servings
  • 1 nectarine
  • 1 apricot
  • 1 banana
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, sliced very thin
  • 1/4 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red berries
Directions
  1. Slice very thin the banana, apricot and nectarine.Basil_Fruit_Salad_step1
  2. Place on serving platter, add cherries and red berries on top. Drizzle honey over the salad and add basil.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate to chill until ready to serve, no more than a couple of hours.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (189 g) - Calories:159, Fat:0.3g, Carbohydrates:39.9g, Sugar:22.9g, Fiber:3.5g, Protein:1.7g, Cholesterol:0 mg, Calories from Fat 3, Sodium 7mg, Potassium 438mg, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 2%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade A, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On July 09, 2014 at 07:49 am, Liz said...
What a gorgeous salad!!! I need to try this combination for a twist on my usual fruit salad :)
On July 10, 2014 at 07:59 am, Rosa said...
Pretty and delightful! Cheers, Rosa
On July 10, 2014 at 10:16 am, Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
I've never tried basil with such an array of fruits before!!! What a great idea! So easy and a wonderful way to celebrate the season's best produce!
On July 12, 2014 at 01:53 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I haven't tried that before! We have a jar of very good honey and I found your recipe at the right timing! Can't wait to taste fruits with this combo~!

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