Basil Infused Grilled Fruit Salad

This lovely to look at and even better to eat grilled fruit salad is just right as the finale to a summer supper. What is unique about it is the infusion of fresh basil syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 limes or lemons, juiced
  • 2 tbsp warm honey
  • 3 large red or purple plums cut in half and pit removed
  • 3 nectarines cut in half and pit removed
  • 3 apricots cut in half and pit removed

Directions

  1. Combine the water and sugar and salt in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is clear and syrupy looking, about 5 minutes.
  2. Take off the heat, add 8 basil leaves and allow them to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and set aside. Discard the basil leaves.
  3. Preheat the grill.
  4. Place the fruit halves, cut side down directly on the grill and brush with the lime mixture Allow the fruit to cook until a few char marks appear.
  5. Transfer the fruit to a cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Combine the slices in a bowl and toss with 1/4 cup of the syrup.
  6. Transfer the fruit mixture to individual fruit cups. Pour some of the syrup into each cup and garnish with a basil leave.
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