Special Summer Berry Medley

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No matter how big the meal, folks always find room for this "special" dish. With its hint of citrus and mint, this medley makes a light, pretty side dish at casual cookouts or potlucks. Best of all, it's as fast and easy to make as it is to clean up!

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time:

Serves: 8

Dietary guidance: v v 

Tags: salad · fruit ·


1 cup white grape juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups fresh sliced strawberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint


In a heavy saucepan, bring juice and sugar to a boil.

Cook, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 15 minutes) stirring occasionally.

Cool slightly.

Stir in the lemon juice, peel, vanilla, and salt.

In a large bowl, combine the berries and mint.

Add syrup and toss gently to coat.

Cover and refrigerate until serving.


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