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Fruit salad with verbena syrup

By Gosia

Preparation time: | Cooking time: | Servings: 1

What dessert can be healthier for kids than a delicious fruit salad? My daughter loves fruits, she also loves simple and easy to make fruit salads, but this time we did it a bit differently. It is still a simple and quickly done recipe, but has more freshens and is great for summertime. I love the smell of lemon verbena: it’s so light, so lemony and so summery:) So this time, our fruit salad was served with the homemade lemon verbena syrup. It was so delicious that my daughter asked for more!

Fruit salad with verbena syrup

Ingredients

  • watermelon
  • honey melon
  • cantaloupe melon
  • (you can also use other fresh fruits of your choice)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon verbena
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (you may adjust to your taste)

Did you know that some species of verbena are valued in butterfly gardening in suitable climates?

Preparation

Step1 Prepare lemon verbena syrup. Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add lemon verbena leaves and cover the pan. The best is to use fresh leaves, but you can also use dried ones. Boil everything for 1 min and then steep for 10 minutes. Remove verbena leaves through a strainer, then let cool the syrup. If you made more syrup than what you need for the fruit salad, you can store it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Fruit salad with verbena syrup step1
Step2 Use cookie cutters to cut cute and funny shapes from fruits. For some reason, butterflies, hearts or flowers taste usually better than simple squares:) Put all the fruits in a bowl and cover with the verbena syrup. Cover the bowl and keep in a fridge for about 1 hour before serving this delicious fruit salad. Enjoy!
Fruit salad with verbena syrup step2

Fruit salad with verbena syrup

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