Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

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This version of Italian granita is a true must-make. The crisp texture of the ice and the complex flavors combine perfectly with the fruity aromas of the salad.

 

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 260 / Protein 2g / Carbohydr. 60g / Fat 1g

Ingredients (4 servings)

250 mlwater
150 gsugar
2lemon (zest and juice)
20 gbasil
7 gtarragon
100 ggrapes
100 graspberries
100 gblackberries
1mango
1lemon (juice)
20 gconfectioner’s sugar
10 gmint leaves

Utensils

zester, saucepan, casserole dish, sieve, large bowl, sifter, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Riesling late harvest wine, sweet, 2003
This dessert is a good match for a sweet late harvest with a slightly fruity bouquet. Its aromas of juicy peaches and mangoes emphasize the taste of the dessert even better.

Step 1

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

In a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar, and lemon zest and juice to a boil.

zester, saucepan

250 ml water / 150 g sugar / 2 lemons

Step 2

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Pick basil and tarragon leaves and place in a large bowl. Douse with boiling sugar water. Then allow to cool.

large bowl

20 g basil / 7 g tarragon

Step 3

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Place sieve inside of a casserole dish. Pour basil-tarragon syrup through the sieve and remove wilted herbs. Transfer granita to freezer and allow to set for approx. 5 – 6 hours.

casserole dish, sieve

Step 4

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Set berries aside. Halve grapes. Peel mango and cut into cubes.

cutting board, knife

100 g raspberries / 100 g blackberries / 100 g grapes / 1 mango

Step 5

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Transfer all fruit to a large bowl. Juice lemon and add to fruit salad, as well as sifted confectioner’s sugar. Mix well.

sifter

1 lemon / 20 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 6

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Pick mint leaves and roughly chop. Add to fruit mixture and mix thoroughly.

10 g mint leaves

Step 7

Fruit salad with basil-tarragon granita

Fill serving glasses with fruit salad and top off with granita! Enjoy with your loved ones!