This salad would be PERFECT for a barbecue or summer gathering. It’s sweet, bright and citrusy with a hint of vanilla. Yum!!
*Note – Double of triple this recipe for a party or potluck.
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
juice of ½ an orange
1 tsp vanilla extract or caviar from one vanilla bean
1 pint strawberries; quartered
1 pint blueberries
1 lb green grapes, halved
1 lb red grapes, halved
Combine sugar, ½ cup of water, orange juice and vanilla bean in a small saucepan and stir to until sugar dissolves.
Bring mixture to a boil then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened. Allow mixture to cool.
Prepare fruit in a large bowl, pour cooled syrup over fruit, stir and chill until ready to serve.