Seasonal Fruit Platter with Lavender-Strawberry-Champagne Sauce

Serves: 10 to 14

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This is one way to truly celebrate the coming of the warm months. The lavender scented berry sauce makes any fruit seem even more appealing. Try this one at your next party or picnic!

Ingredients

Fruit platter

  • Assorted berries such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc. Add to list
  • Various colors of grapes Add to list
  • Assorted fruit such as cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, mango, oranges, kiwi, plums, nectarines, papaya, star fruit, etc. Add to list
  • Champagne Sauce (recipe follows) Add to list
  • Fresh blossoms such as lavender, nasturtiums, carnations or pansies Add to list

Lavender-Strawberry-Champagne Sauce

Preparation

Fruit platter

Clean the berries and set aside. Cut the grapes into small clusters with shears and wash well. Peel and seed the rest of the fruits (where necessary) and cut everything (except the grapes) into slices.

Fan out the melons on a serving platter. Surround with the slices of the additional fruit. Mound bunches of grapes in various spots. Pile up the berries here and there. Garnish the tray with fresh flowers. Serve the Champagne Sauce in a small bowl on the side.

Lavender-Strawberry-Champagne Sauce

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree. Chill well.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated at the Pike Place Market Flower Festival, May 9, 2010.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: blackberries, blueberries, flowers, fruit, grapes, melons, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries

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