Summer Fruit Salad ~ Salada de Frutas do Verão

Photo by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by Vegetarian Times.

Photo by Priscillakittycat, Recipe by Vegetarian Times.

This salad’s happy color makes me want to jump in the ocean and play with dolphins.  It reminds me of colorful umbrellas, beach chairs, paddle ball, and Frisbees.  Pretty painted toenails and a nap on the hammock.

  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs. lemon or lime juice
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries or whole raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in saucepan. Simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mint and lemon juice. Steep 15 minutes. Strain out mint.

2. Combine peaches, strawberries, and blueberries in large bowl. Stir in sugar syrup. Cover, and chill 2 hours, or overnight.

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As cores desta salada me dão vontade de pular no mar e brincar com os golfinhos.  Me lembra de sombrinhas de praia, fresco ball, dedinhos do pé pintados e uma soneca na rêde.

1/3 copo de açucar
1/4 copo de mênta
2 colheres de sopa de suco de limão
2 pessegos ou nectarinas, em pedaços
1 copo de morangos fatiados ou amoras enteiras
1 copo de blueberries

1. Coloque o açucar e 1/2 copo de agua para ferver.  Deixe ferver durante 2 minutos.  Retire do fogo e acrescente a menta e o suco de limão.  Deixe ficar de infusão durante 15 minutos.

2.  Misture os pêssegos, morangos e as blueberries e adicione o xarope de açucar.  Cubra e leve para gelar.

 

Fruit Salad

Recipe and Photo by Priscillakittycat

Recipe and Photo by Priscillakittycat

When you want something that’s healthy, sweet and fresh, remember fruit salad.  It’s very simple: Four oranges, half of a large papaya, one apple and two bananas.  Peel the fruits (except the apples) and chop into whatever-sized pieces you like.  Place the chopped fruits in a bowl.  Cut another 3 oranges in half and squeeze their juice into the bowl.  Chill.  For added sugar you can add 1/2 cup Groselha, a syrup sold in Brazilian specialty stores.