You know how certain things, like a particular smell or taste, are like blasts from the past?
One of my best friends made this salad for a friend’s BBQ last weekend. One bite of the fresh mint leaves and all of the sudden, I’m five years old again and playing in my grandma’s garden with both my brothers. Hot sun, dirty hands, dirtier feet, picking all the produce we can find…her strawberries were the best…all while munching on fresh mint leaves. I still remember the first time she told me to try chewing that mint — I thought, ‘You want me to put a plant, out of the ground, IN MY MOUTH?’ and of course, the second I did, I was hooked. Every time I passed that little flower bed by the door to the laundry room, I’d reach down and pluck a few. I mean, I felt like I was truly living the Little House on the Prairie.
The lemon and mint made this average fruit salad absolutely outstanding. Refreshing, colorful, and perfectly summery. Just be sure to send your thank you notes to Camille when you’re done eating…
- 1/2 a large watermelon, cut into 1-2 inch cubes
- 12 oz. blackberries, rinsed
- 6 oz. raspberries, rinsed
- juice of one large lemon
- handful of fresh mint leaves — approximately 12 leaves
Combine fruit in a large bowl. Throw in the mint leaves, and sprinkle lemon juice over the top. Toss carefully and then chill until serving time.
Recipe from: the oh-so-lovelyCamille