Strawberry Mango Salad

We had some friends over for dinner the other night. The weather is getting warm here in New England and we felt like a picnic.  My husband made barbecue pulled pork. I promise I will post that recipe one of these days because it is awesome.

I made this.  I just had some strawberries and mango in the house. I sort of improvised as I went along.  It came out really good.

Here’s what you need.

Strawberries – About a quart. I quarter them but,  you can just cut them in mouth sized pieces.

Mangoes – I used two.  Again, just cut them in mouth sized pieces

I should stay here that you don’t have to use strawberries and mango.  Use whatever fruit you like raspberries,  melon,  peaches, kiwi.  I think pears would be good.  I would avoid citrus because the recipe has a lot of acid in it.

Balsamic Vinegar – 1/4 cup.  You definitely want to use balsamic vinegar.  It is sweeter than other vinegars

Mint – 2 Tablespoons.  Finely chopped. You could use dried mint  but fresh is better.  As a matter of fact get a mint plant,  put it in a sunny window , water it every other day or so.  Then just pull the leaves off as you need them.  Mint is super easy to grow.

Oh if you don’t like mint.  Grated or powdered ginger would be nice too.  Only use 1 Tablespoon though because that stuff is potent.

Honey – 2 Tablespoons.  You can use sugar instead or sugar substitute.  If you are going to use sugar substitute I recommend Stevia.

White Wine – 1/2 cup.  Remember it should be wine you would drink.

If you don’t drink alcohol, or you are feeding children. Then use 1/2 cup of ginger ale and skip the sweetener completely.

Get a bowl.  Add the honey, mint, wine and, vinegar.  Wisk it a bit till it is all combined.

Toss the fruit in with it and serve it really cold.

That’s it!  So easy, right?  And…It will make all your friends say nom nom nom.