Recipe of Week 6: Herb + Fruit Water

In the past, the Harvest of the Month for May at Island Grown Schools has been either Seafood or Herbs. This recipe from Chef Gabrielle Chronister is from a year when May's harvest was Herbs. We're excited to see what combinations you try with this one! 

HERB + FRUIT WATER: 
*There are no exact measurements. It's all based on taste and what you have on hand!

Ingredients: 

  • Fruit: watermelon, pineapple, berries or citrus (peel citrus before infusing to avoid bitterness)
  • Fresh Herbs: Many herbs complement fruit flavors. Experiment and see what you like! Mint, rosemary, sage and basil are some favorites
  • Water: to fill the jar 

Delicious Combinations to Try: 

  • Watermelon + Rosemary 
  • Blueberry, Lemon + Sage
  • Pineapple + Mint 
  • Raspberry, Lime + Mint 
  • Grapefruit, Lemon + Rosemary 

Directions: 

  1. Add all of your ingredients to a pitcher or jar, mash up any fruit to release their juices. 
  2. Next, bruise the leaves of any herbs by slapping in your hands or muddle them with a wooden spoon in the jar to release the natural extracts and oils. 
  3. Finally, fill your jar with water, tighten the lid, and let infused in the fridge for an hour to allow flavors to develop. The longer it infuses, the stronger the flavor will be. This water will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

TIPS: For a sweeter flavor, add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. For easier drinking, strain the fruit and herbs as you pour the water into your drinking cup. 

Recipe by Gabrielle Chronister