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Four Berry Mint Salad with Coconut Whipped Cream
Excerpted from Powerful Paleo Superfoods by Heather Connell and Julia Maranan
Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries at their peak in the summer make for the most spectacular “sweet” treat. A few sprigs of mint give this salad a refreshing twist.
1 cup (145 g) raspberries
1 cup (170 g) sliced strawberries
1 cup (145 g) blueberries
1 cup (145 g) blackberries
2 tablespoons (12 g) fresh mint, chopped, plus more for garnish
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
For Coconut Whipped Cream:
2 (13 1⁄2-ounce, or 378 g) cans full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the salad: Combine all the berries in a medium bowl. Add the fresh mint and lemon juice and gently toss to combine.
To make the whipped cream: Place the canned coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight. Open the can without shaking or turning it upside down. Carefully spoon out the top layer of thick coconut cream and add
to the bowl of a stand mixer. Leave the white liquid part at the bottom in the can.
Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract to the coconut cream. Whip the coconut mixture with the whisk attachment starting on low and moving to a higher speed as it becomes creamy. Mix for about 5 minutes, or until you have thick whipped peaks.
Transfer the berry salad to a serving bowl and top with the coconut whipped cream. Top with additional mint or a berry if desired, and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
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