Limoncello Fruit Salad with Lemon Yogurt Topping
I love fruit salad as an accompaniment to brunch but sometimes I find fruit salads to be dull, boring, and well, gross. No one wants a soggy banana or a bite of browning apple for breakfast, people. As such, this fruit salad seems in many ways perfect to me for it has several things that I love in it like berries and… limoncello.
If you’ve never tasted limoncello, which is a tangy yet sweet and incredibly boozy Italian digestif, sister, you need to get in your car and pick some up pronto. Sip it cold and you will instantly be hooked — well, that is, if you like lemon.
Making this fruit salad is simple: throw together some of the best berries you can find, marinate them in sugar and limoncello and then serve a lovely topping of Greek yogurt, lemon curd, vanilla and honey alongside. It really couldn’t get any easier or more delicious. Try making this for your New Year’s Brunch and I promise you your guests will be begging for seconds.
Limoncello Fruit Salad with Lemon Yogurt Topping (adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics)
4-5 cups assorted berries, washed and trimmed if needed
1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons limoncello
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup lemon curd
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
1 tablespoon honey
Taste the berries to determine how sweet (or sour) they are – this will determine how much sugar is used to sweeten them. In a large serving bowl, combine the berries, 1-2 tablespoons sugar and limoncello. Stir to combine and allow the fruit to macerate for at least 15 minutes, stirring intermittently.
In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, lemon curd, vanilla and honey. Stir to combine.
Serve the fruit and lemon yogurt topping family style. Enjoy.