Sometimes a simple fresh fruit plate is all your need for some delicious summertime snacking. Here is my Fresh Flag Fruit Plate made with white peaches, strawberries and blueberries....
Red, White and Blue Fruit. There are quite a lot of fruits and veggies that are red. Tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, red peppers, radishes, apples, cranberries, red pears and cherries. But the blue fruit gets narrowed down a bit to blueberries and a few purplish blue items like acai, purple onions and grape. Now what is white? White grapefruit. White inside of apples. White pears. White asparagus. But my favorite? Sweet white peaches. Peaches are low in calories-only about 37 per peach. And such a sweet hydrating snack. Pair them with creamy juicy blueberries and sweet succulent strawberries and you are in for a super healthy flag-colored treat. (USA flag that is... )
Fresh Fruit Flag Plate
1 cup organic blueberries
1 white peach
1 cup organic (or well-washed) strawberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice (for peaches)
1 Tbsp agave syrup
1 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt and pepper
Slice the peaches thin and the strawberries into rounds or halves. Arrange the fruit on a white plate in rows.
Alternate red, white and blue.
Then squeeze a bit on lemon juice over the sliced peaches to maintain a nice white color.
Add the optional drizzle to the top of the fruit.
Or you can use it as a dipping sauce.
I place a bowl of toothpicks next to the plate for easy access. Toothpicks are more delicate for the fruit instead of a big fork.
Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!
Posted by Kathy on 7/04/2009