Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub

Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub
Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub
​A sweet-sour syrup dresses this mixed berry salad.Laura Sant

A sweet-sour syrup made with raspberry vinegar makes a wonderful contrast to ripe summer berries. Here, we've used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but you can use whatever berries look best at the market.

Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub
A sweet-sour syrup dresses this mixed berry salad.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6 cups mixed berries, such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
  • 14 cup torn mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash 2 cups berries with the sugar, lemon juice, and salt; let sit for one and a half hours. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, pressing on the fruit to extract as much liquid as possible. Stir in vinegar and drizzle over remaining berries in a serving bowl. Toss with mint and serve immediately.