Fresh Fruit With Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
28 mins (prep 25, cooking 3)
9 ingredients
8 servings
Adapted from Use a colorful variety of seasonal fresh fruit of your choice: peaches, other types of berries or melons, red seedless grapes, etc. I reduced the amount of sugar from the original 2-1 ratio but please feel free to add more. Lemon verbena is a favorite herb of mine! Recently I made this using galia melon only (see photo).

Categories:  salad , vegan , fruit , <-30-mins , vegetarian , time-to-make ,
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  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (i used unbleached white sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon verbena, washed and minced
  • 1 cup strawberry, cleaned, hulled and sliced
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, peeled and cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 -2 cup yellow grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 -2 cup red seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into bite size chunks
  • fresh lemon verbena leaf


Serving Size (186.52 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 70.23 Calories from Fat 2.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.23g 2.86%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 1.56%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 12.51mg 4.17%
Total Carbohydrate 17.33g 46.22%
Dietary Fiber 1.15 g 36.95%
Sugars 16.28 g %
Protein 0.85g 13.59%
Vitamin A 2007.09IU% Vitamin C 50.83mg%
Calcium 14.68mg% Iron 0.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lemon, seedless watermelon, fresh lemon