Petite Brochette de Fruits d’Eté = Little Summer Fruit Skewer

So, it is hot and all the georgeous Summer fruit are ripe.

This little skewer will quench your thirst and the remainder of the fruit can be made into a delicious smoothie.

This is to be consumed without moderation as there is only the natural fructose contained in the fruit.

It is a great snack or a dessert, depending on the circumstances.

You will need:

A few cherries

1 apricot

1 nectarine

1 kiwi

1 slice of watermelon

1. Rinse all fruit except the watermelon, which has to have its skin removed, and thread through a skewer.

Bon Appétit!

The bougainvillée flowers were kindly offered by a friend for the purpose of decoration. They are not edible.

Tip: a very small version of this brochette would go well with a café gourmand (see post of 28 May 2017)

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Summer Fruit Salad = Salade de Fruits d’Eté

At long last, sun-ripened fruit are available and can be made into refreshing fruit salads.
For this one, a trip to the market guided my choice and provided an easy and healthy dessert full of vitamins and fibres.
If there are leftovers, they can easily be frozen or eaten at breakfast the following day. Whizzed in a blender, they can become smoothies or turned into sorbets.
The choice is yours.

Serves 8:

1 ripe pineapple
Juice of 3 limes
3 ripe nectarines
5 ripe apricots
3 kiwis, peeled and cut into cubes
1 ripe white fleshed melon
1 ripe banana, puréed
100 g raspberries
100g blackberries
100ml homemade raspberry coulis
50ml cognac
100g sugar

1. Peel and core the pineapple and cut into chunks.

2. Scoop out the melon flesh and cut into chunks.

3. Rinse the apricots and nectarines, remove the stone and cut into chunks.

4. Rinse the raspberries and blackberries and reserve.

5. Mix all the fruit in a large glass bowl, add the sugar, lime juice, cognac and raspberry coulis, stir and decorate with the raspberries, blackberries and kiwis.

6. Serve with vanillla ice-cream or lemon sorbet and almond thin biscuits.
Alternatively, serve with a plain yoghurt.

Bon appétit!