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Strawberries with Lemon and Mint

Prepare this simple dessert in spring and summer, when fresh strawberries are at their seasonal best.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh mint
  • 2 to 4 Tbs. sugar

Directions:

Prepare the strawberries
In a large bowl, stir together the strawberries, lemon zest, mint and sugar, to taste. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to macerate.

Spoon the strawberries into individual bowls and serve. Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, Desserts, by Elinor Klivans (Oxmoor House, 2007).