Fresh Summer Fruit Salad with Basil Syrup

Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn to half
1/4 cup (blonde) coconut palm sugar or organic cane sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered or halved depending on the size
4 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
4 oranges, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup dried goji berries
Fresh basil or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Directions
Over medium heat, in a small pot, mix the basil, sugar and water. When it boils, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until it reaches a syrupy consistency.

Discard the basil and transfer the syrup to a small bowl or jar if you are storing it. Let it cool. Refrigerate if you are not using it immediately.

In a small bowl, mix the goji berries, 3 tablespoons of the basil syrup and 3 tablespoons of water to soften them.

In four indiividual bowls, distribute the fruits and softened goji berries.

Sweeten with the basil syrup.

Garnish with basil or mint leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Yields: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 128
Total Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 2 mg
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 25 g
Protein: 2 g
SmartPoints value : 7

 

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