6.01.2010

Minty Fruit Salad with Fresh Lime Syrup

To make fruit salad:
Chop desired fruits (apples, oranges, bananas, berries, and watermelon were my most recent combination) and stir in 1 Tbsp. minced fresh mint.  Refrigerate.

To make lime syrup:
In medium saucepan, whisk together 1/2 c. sugar and 3 Tbsp. water.  Stir in the juice of one medium-sized lime and 1/4 tsp. grated lime peel.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and continue to boil for 1 minute.  Cool completely.

Combine fruit and syrup and chill for 1-3 hours before serving.

Yes, I'm still on the fruit kick!  Over the weekend I ate this salad (the syrup was inspired by one that I had at my friend Chantry's house), watermelon popsicles, fresh watermelon, and a ton of apples.  That's about all I've been doing in the kitchen. 

I think you could probably make the syrup more lime-y by adding the juice of another lime in there, or maybe some more peel.  I liked that the subtlety of this syrup didn't overwhelm the flavors of the fruit, but it could be nice to add a little zing to fruit if you wanted that.

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