Sometimes I forget too easily how beautiful and delicious simple and fresh food is. I have no doubt in my mind how addictive refined sugar is. Get a little bit too much in me and I can’t be stopped. It can get bad. Real bad. And anytime I start to realize that it is getting bad or that it is already far beyond bad, I force myself to cut it off for a while. To get myself back in the zone. And this is one of those times. I’m on a refined sugar boycott.
I seriously need to stop procrastinating making an herb garden in my kitchen. It is ridiculous how much fresh herbs cost at the grocery store. And I am obsessed with adding them to pretty much everything. I fully admit that a green salad isn’t my favorite thing. I eat them because I should, but sometimes I just don’t want it. But tossing some fresh herbs in always brightens it up and makes me much more excited about eating my greens. Basil, mint, and cilantro is my favorite herb salad combo.
And while eating fresh fruit is so much more exciting to my taste buds than a green salad is, fresh herbs only make it that much more exciting. I am pretty obsessed with this fresh herb fruit salad. I made a big batch this morning and I keep pulling it back out of the fridge for more nibbles. It is just so fresh and summery. I can definitely eat this for breakfast, a side dish, or a dessert and feel completely satisfied. Now excuse me while I go eat some more and continue to procrastinate making a kitchen herb garden.
- 6 cups fresh fruit, chopped (I used strawberries, pineapple, and nectarines)
- 4 large basil leaves, finely chopped
- 4 large mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp lime zest
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 TBSP honey (you can use maple syrup or agave for a vegan option)
- Combine the fruit in a large bowl with chopped basil and mint. Stir to combine.
- Whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, and honey.
- Pour the dressing over the fruit and stir to combine.
- For the best flavor chill and let the flavors combine for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.