strawberry grape fruit salad
Smooth and zingy, very refreshing
- 400g strawberries
- 400g green seedless green grapes
- 2-3 teaspoons of good vanilla extrct
- 3-4 teaspoons of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 15-20 fresh mint leaves
- 250g greek style yoghurt
Wash the grapes and strawberries, remove the green stalks from the strawberries and pick all the grapes off the vine. Slice the larger strawberries into quarters, the smaller ones into halves. Slice the grapes into halves. Sounds dull but with a sharp knife it is a quick job.
Put the fruit into a suitable bowl and sprinkle the sugar evenly over the fruit. Add the vanilla and lemon juice (more lemon if you prefer it tangy) and toss the fruit for a few seconds to evenly coat it. Tear the mint into small pieces and sprinkle over the fruit. Toss briefly again to mix.
Add the greek yoghurt and stir in, adjusting the amount of yoghurt to suit your taste. Don't over stir the mix or you may mash the strawberries too much. Garnish with a little more torn mint and leave in the fridge for at least an hour for the flavours to mix before serving. Optionally garnish with a little runny honey.
When chopping the mint up you can do it in two ways, by tearing with your fingers or chopping with a knife. I prefer to tear as when chopped it leaves little black edges on the cut edge of the mint. Tearing avoids this and looks a little nicer.
You can adjust the amount of greek yoghurt to suit. I prefer it with more yoghurt. You may wish to drain any excess liquid from the yoghurt first as it might accumulate in the bowl.
This dish is actually quite nice when served with diced Jaffa Cakes.