Fruit Salad

Mint and Basil Fruit Salad

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • ½ pint raspberries
  • ½ pint blueberries
  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented
  • mint sprigs, for garnish


Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook one minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside until cooled to room temperature. Strain mixture, discarding mint and basil and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Combine remaining ingredients and ½ cup of the sugar syrup, tossing to coat. Let stand at least 30 minutes before serving.


Serving size: about ¾ cup

Calories: 82; Total fat; 0.5 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 0.5 mg; Potassium: 202 mg; Carbohydrate: 20 g; Protein: 1 g