I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share to end the summer with a bang than a fruit salad! I live off all the berries and watermelon in the summer. Justin and I will go through multiple Costco size berry containers in a week and I am pretty sure I have eaten my weight in watermelon. So obviously this is a favorite and something I had to share!
This salad takes hardly any prep time. Wash the berries, cut to a similar size, toss with delicious local honey, add some mint and that is it! This is the perfect side dish to bring along to your Labor Day party tonight. Simple, healthy, delicious. Sounds like a winner to me!
This is also packed FULL of all your antioxidants, vitamins K, C, A, B6, and loads of fiber. The addition of fresh mint also helps with your digestion, soothes your stomach AND local honey is one of the best things you can add to your diet on a daily basis. It helps fight off allergies (cough Kentucky cough), loaded with phytonutrients, and all the goods for your body. I always get our honey from a local farmers market (my personal favorite), co-op or health food store. We ALWAYS have this stocked in our home, it is a staple that I can’t be without.
Basically, you can’t go wrong when you make this! I hope everyone has the best day off and celebrating the end of a wonderful summer with friends and loved ones. I will not be curled up in a ball hating the fact that is officially the end of the best season (RIP summer and warm weather) or counting down the days until the temperature is on the rise instead of falling, BUT it is ok. I will make it and embrace all the goodness that each season has to offer in Kentucky. I am also extra thankful for all the blankets, warm sweaters and coats to keep this cold natured human warm for the next however many months I don’t want to think about. 🙂 I digress, anyways, happy summer and happy Labor Day!
- 1-pint blueberries
- 1-pint strawberries, diced
- 5 cups watermelon, cubed or balled
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon local honey
- Couple springs of mint (roughly 1 tablespoon), chopped
- Wash all berries and mint completely and let dry.
- Quater or dice the strawberries and place in large bowl.
- Cube (or use a melon baller) and place in large bowl with strawberries along with blueberries.
- Squeeze the juice of 1 lime over top of the fruit, drizzle tablespoon of honey and add in chopped mint.
- Toss until all mixed together and enjoy!
- **will last in the refrigerator for 2-4 days*