I was grocery shopping with my husband and two kiddos yesterday and saw these gorgeous raspberries and blackberries just beside some not so fresh looking strawberries. So, I decided to buy raspberries and blackberries only even though my all-time favorite berries are strawberries.
Today, I made a very tempting berry salad out of the berries I bought yesterday with some lettuce and cucumber. I wanted my salad to be sweet but not overpowering the sweetness of berries. So, I added some really good honey to it and that already made my salad super-duper delicious. To be honest, you can make the salad dressing in any way you like using the same ingredients I used. It truly depends on your taste.
Usually, in Sri Lanka, we serve our salads as a side dish for lunches and dinners. To be specific, green salads or mallum are the commonly prepared salads and for special occasions, we usually prepare a different variety of salads. For that, we usually add some delicious juicy fresh tropical fruits like pineapples or even mangoes. Also, Sri Lankan fruit salad is among the top tropical fruit salads, in my opinion.
The salad recipe I am sharing today is not a usual Sri Lankan salad as raspberries and blackberries are not widely available there. However, I heard that now, frozen berries like blue berries and raspberries are available in supermarkets in Sri Lanka. I am still not so sure about blackberries though. Anyways, this is a simple salad that you can make within few minutes and it will do wonders to your taste buds.
- 1 cucumber
- Handful of raspberries
- Handful of blackberries
- Some lettuce leaves
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon of honey
- ¼ of black pepper powder
- Salt to taste
Wash the raspberries, blackberries, cucumber and lettuce leaves well. Then, cut the cucumbers in to bite size pieces and mix everything together. I don’t make the dressing separately for this salad and it tastes perfectly fine. Adjust salt if necessary.