Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Refreshing & Healthy Fruit Salad with Mint and Wildflower Honey

It was still below zero degrees Celsius this past weekend but the sun was bright and shinning. After cleaning the chicken coop, hubby and I started planning and cleaning {okay, I did the planning and drawing and hubby did the cleaning} the area on our yard where we are going to build raised beds for our vegetable garden. Both of us are very excited and thankful for having a bigger piece of land to till and grow lots of herbs, fruit trees and veggies. But it seems we have to contain our excitement for a little while ,,, every morning the grounds are still covered with frost! 

While hubby was working up a sweat, I "toiled" in the kitchen for a refreshing and healthy fruit snack. This fruit salad recipe is a staple here at home during spring and summer. The fruits vary {whatever we have on hand} but the flavours of fresh mint and honey give this recipe a refreshing taste that we simply associate with spring and summer months!

I always use raw honey whenever I make this recipe. This time, I made it extra special by using wildflower honey I bought from a local beekeeper who taught me a lot of things about bee keeping {#3 on my to do list before I die}. Wildflower honey or sometimes called polyfloral honey is gathered from the nectar of various flowers/blossoms. The taste of wildflower honey is different from season to season : depending on the kind of flowers that are abundant on the field when the nectar is collected.

Refreshing & Healthy Fruit Salad with Mint and Wildflower Honey

1 cup chopped honeydew melon
1 cup seedless grapes, cut in half
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup chopped cantaloupe
1 cup chopped ripe mangoes
2 oranges, segmented
2 tbsp raw honey {any kind}
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
10-15 fresh mint leaves. finely chopped {add more for stronger mint flavour}

Just mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. Chill for 2-3 hours to allow the flavours to blend. Serve in small mason jars for rustic look and enjoy!

                        THE SCOOP

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