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One of the beautiful gifts of summer is fresh fruit. So colorful and lovely, it’s one thing that we definitely crave right now.
When I saw this recipe in Food Network Magazine, I was smitten. The recipe was simple and the ingredients were few. It was a perfect side dish for dinner, absolutely refreshing and delicious.
In the produce department, they actually had mint plants that were the same price as the packaged herbs. So I bought the plant in hopes that it will last longer and go further than the package. If not, no money was lost on that idea.
1/4 cup SUGAR
1/4 cup WATER
3 MINT SPRIGS
Zest and Juice of 1 LEMON
Pinch of SALT
2 cups FRESH BLUEBERRIES
3 cups WATERMELON, cubed
Extra MINT for garnish, chopped
Bring water and sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, add mint sprigs and steep for 10 minutes.
Place watermelon and blueberries in a medium bowl.
Discard the mint. Add the lemon zest, juice and salt. Stir to combine.
Pour over fruit, toss gently. Let stand 15 minutes. Top with chopped mint.
Recipe Source: Food Network Magazine, July/August 2011