I made this at my sister’s bachelorette party, and it’s a very easy and crowd-pleasing way to amp berries from plain to sophisticated by adding one simple thing: chopped fresh basil. You can use any berries you want, even other fruits like peaches or cherries, and add fresh basil. It adds a freshness and contrast to the sweetness, and adds a second dimension of flavor. You can add lemon juice and sugar is you’d like, but this dish is magic even without it.
For the salad:
- 4 cups mixed (i used strawberries, bluberries and raspberries)
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- Wash berries! (produce is one of the top offenders for food borne illness! so this is a must!)
- Chop berries that require chopping (like strawberries)
- Give basil a fresh chop
- Combine in bowl.
See? Easy, delicious, and loved by all. Make yourself seem fancy by simply adding basil to your berries.