For this classic summer berry salad recipe, an orange-flavored syrup bathes ripe, sweet strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. This is all about using ripe, seasonal, flavorful fruit, so buy the best you can find.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Active: 20 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1 pound ripe fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered (or halved if small)
  • 1 pint (5 ounces) ripe fresh blackberries, halved if large
  • 1 pint (4.4 ounces) ripe fresh blueberries
  • Chopped fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, 1/4 cup water, the orange zest and juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the mixture becomes syrupy, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss together the berries. Drizzle the berries with the syrup. Toss gently, garnish with the mint, and serve.