Seasonal local food recipe No.196 – Nigel’s strawberry and cucumber fruit saladPosted on July 28th, 2013 No comments
There are lots of cucumbers in the polytunnel, so we’re on the lookout for different ways to prepare them.
Nigel Slater says: “I know this sounds extraordinary, but [this] is the crispest, most refreshing fruit salad imaginable… summer in a bowl. And if you really can’t handle the idea of cucumber, then it is jolly good with strawberries and banana.” (via The Observer)
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes in fridge
450g medium strawberries
Put the honey, mint and elderflower syrup into a blender and blitz to a thick, fragrant syrup. If you don’t have a blender, chop the mint very, very finely, mix it with the honey and cordial, then leave it for an hour. Strain through a fine sieve or muslin to remove the mint.
Peel the cucumbers, slice them in half down their length, then scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon. Dice the flesh finely and put it in a large bowl. Remove the leaves from the strawberries, slice the fruit in half and toss gently with the cucumber.
Pour the mint and elderflower syrup into the fruit, stir very gently, then leave for about 30 minutes, in the fridge and covered, before serving.Seasonal local food recipes camel community supported agriculture, cornish strawberries, cucumber, mitchell fruit garden, nigel slater, seasonal local food recipe
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