Mixed Berries and Mint with Berry Shrub

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 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.