Strawberry and Orange Salad with Citrus Syrup & Fresh Mint

Strawberry-Orange-Salad-Citrus-Syrup

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (or quartered if very large)
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint, plus a sprig for garnish

Place the strawberries into a serving bowl. Cut a slice off the Top and Bottom of each orange so they sit flat on the cutting board. Using a sharp knife, work your way around the fruits to remove all the skin and pith. carefully cut the segments out from between the membranes. (Be sure to cut only until you reach the middle of the fruit) Over a separate small bowl. firmly squeeze the remaining membranes to release all the orange juice.

As the lemon juice and brown sugar to the freshly squeezed orange juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the strawberries and orange segments and gently toss to combine. Sprinkle with fresh mint. Taste and add more lemon juice if necessary (the syrup should have a perfect balance of tart and sweet). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to six hours. Garnish with a spring of fresh mint and serve in a shallow bowl with spoons.

Nutrition Information

  • Per serving (4 servings)
  • Calories: 136
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

 

 

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