Berries, Lime and Mint

Happy Monday! With temperatures set to soar in Ireland this week, today's recipe is the perfect sunny day dessert. In truth, it's not so much a recipe as it is an idea for combining a few simple ingredients and coming up with something really tasty and refreshing. I often think the best dishes, are those where there are only a small number of ingredients and minimal messing with them. For today's recipe, take a selection of berries, add some lime zest and juice, a drizzle of maple syrup and some freshly chopped mint. Cover and pop in the fridge for a few hours to let all the flavours combine and intensify and voilà, there you have it, the simplest dessert that tastes really yum and isn't packed with sugar. Serve on it's own, or with ice-cream, cream or yogurt.

PS: For something a bit boozy, add a spoon of the berry mixture to the bottom of a glass and top with your favourite sparkling wine.

Serves 4.


4 cupfuls of berries, e.g. raspberries, strawberries, blackberries.

Zest of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lime

3 tbsp maple syrup

Small handful of mint leaves, finely chopped


Wash the berries and half or quarter them, depending on how large they are. Place them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Toss gently and place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

Serve on their own or with a dollop of yogurt, cream or ice-cream.

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