Purple Fruit Salad

Vanilla simple syrup provides this straightforward pink fruit salad considerably little little bit of sweetness, whereas toasted almonds give it depth. You must use almost any fruit you need, nevertheless strawberries, cherries, and raspberries work best. Since this recipe solely requires 1/3 cup of the straightforward syrup, you’ll be capable to retailer the extra throughout the fridge to utilize in several recipes and drinks.

Makes about 6 servings

For the Vanilla Straightforward Syrup

  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium vanilla bean

For the Purple Fruit Salad

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 pound cherries, pitted and halved
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink wine vinegar

Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan.

Lower up a vanilla bean lengthwise after which scrape its seeds into the sugar and water mixture. Drop throughout the spent pod, and convey all of it to a boil over medium-high heat. Proceed to boil until all the sugar dissolves, and the syrup is clear, about 3 minutes.

Allow the syrup to relax to room temperature.

Pluck out the spent vanilla pod, and reserve 1/3 cup syrup for the salad. Pour the remaining syrup proper right into a mason jar and seal tightly. This can be saved throughout the fridge for as a lot as 1 month.

Dump the strawberries, cherries, and raspberries proper right into a medium mixing bowl. Add reserved simple syrup, almond extract, sliced almonds, and pink wine vinegar. Stir gently to incorporate all the components with out crushing the fragile berries.

Serve instantly.

Retailer any leftovers in an airtight container throughout the fridge for as a lot as 3 days.