The perfect summer fruit salad with a light and refreshing lemon vanilla coconut whip! Filled with local ingredients, feel free to sub in your own farmer’s market finds.
For the fruit salad:
2 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup de-pitted and chopped sweet cherries
1/2 cup fresh red currants
1/2 cup gooseberries
1/3 cup goji berries, soaked for 20 minutes and drained
2 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
the juice and zest of one lime
for the Coconut whip:
1 can full fat coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of salt
Mix all of the ingredients for the fruit salad together in a large bowl. Set aside for the flavours to incorporate.
For the coconut whip, remove the thick, creamy part off the top of the can (refrigerate over night). Using a hand mixer, mix it with the zest, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Taste and adjust. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
To assemble spoon the fruit salad into single servings, top with coco whip, honey, bee pollen and edible flowers. Enjoy!
*the fruits I have chosen can sometimes be quite tart. The honey drizzle over top at the end really helps to balance out the flavours.
**feel free to sub your favourite farmer’s market finds into this salad! Fresh and local is always best!
Keywords: superfoods, fruit, coconut, vegan, paleo