Mint Fruit Salad

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoon orange, pineapple or grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups pineapple spears, Strawberries, apple wedges, pear slices, blueberries or melon balls
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Mint leaves

Heat the water and sugar to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour the sugar syrup on the chopped mint; refrigerate for 1 hour.

Strain the mint mixture, discarding the leaves; stir in the fruit juice. Pour the mint sauce on the prepared fruit. Spoon the fruit and sauce onto lettuce leaves. Garnish with mint leaves.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes, plus chilling time
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