Berry Salad with Passion Fruit

Tart, sweet and juicy, berries come in many varieties’from bright and delicate raspberries to sweet strawberries; from plump little blueberries to rich, fragrant blackberries. Fresh-squeezed passion-fruit juice adds a tart edge to the berries in this salad.

Excerpted from Eat to Beat Diabetes, available now in the Best Health Store

 

 

Berry Salad with Passion Fruit
Berry Salad with Passion Fruit
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, red currants and black currants.
  2. Cut each passion fruit in half. Holding a strainer over the bowl of berries, spoon the passion fruit and seeds into the strainer. Press the flesh and seeds with the back of a spoon to squeeze all of the juice through the strainer onto the berries. Reserve a few of the seeds left in the strainer and discard the rest.
  3. Add the sugar and lime juice to the berries. Gently toss. Sprinkle with the reserved passion-fruit seeds. Serve the salad immediately or cover and chill briefly.
Recipe Notes

Variations:
' Instead of passion-fruit juice, add 3 tbsp (45 mL) crème de cassis. Chill the salad until ready to serve.

' Berry salad with fresh peach sauce: Omit the passion fruit. Peel, pit and purée 2 large, ripe peaches. Sweeten with 2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pure vanilla extract. Drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) peach brandy, if you wish.

' Fresh berry sundae: Scoop 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt onto 6 dessert plates and spoon the berries over the top. Sprinkle with a few toasted almonds, if desired.

Each serving provides: calories 89, calories from fat 9, fat 1 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, carbohydrate 22 g, fibre 6 g, sugars 15 g, protein 1 g.
Choices per serving: Carbohydrate 1