May 7, 2014 51

Blackberry + Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream

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Apparently, this spring, I’ve been wicked obsessed with mangoes. I can’t help it though, they are so ripe and vibrant and juicy and delicious. Truly they are – nature’s candy. I seriously cannot remember a time in my life where I’ve embraced them so much as I have in the past few weeks.

And I cannot remember a time I’ve been this excited about fruit salad. This Blackberry + Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream is so simple, so flavorful, so truly mind-blowing.

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Dare I say, this fruit salad will change your life.

There I said it. It will. It is a total dessert game changer. It’s quick, it’s beautiful and the flavors get better and better the longer it sits. Which is a good thing, since you can make it ahead of time for that brunch, barbecue, birthday party or baby shower you’ll be headed to this summer season.

This is my new favorite party go-to, my spring + summer staple.

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Blackberry + Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

You can whip this up in 10 minutes flat, to impressively serve about 4 people.

Ingredients:

  • 4 super juicy ripe mangoes
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon local honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest + more for garnish

Wash the blackberries and set aside on a tea towel to dry.

Slice and peel the mangoes into long sections.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together the poppy seeds, honey, lemon juice + lemon zest. Combine well and pour over top the mangoes. With your hands toss to coat. Last add in the blackberries, these are fragile, toss lightly.

Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup full fat coconut cream*, I used Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1 earl grey tea bag
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon local honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

***Refrigerate your coconut milk overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Bring 1/4 cup of water to a boil, then steep your tea for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and pop the tea into the refrigerator to chill completely, about 10 minutes.

Blend together the chilled tea, honey and vanilla by whisking it vigorously by hand or with a electric hand mixer. Carefully scoop out 1 cup of coconut cream from the can {{be sure to use only the cream and leave behind the liquid}} and it whip until smooth.

Serve fruit with extra lemon zest and a beautiful dollop of this creamy goodness.


Today me and a bunch of my blogging pals {virtual girlfriends if you will}, are celebrating the fast approaching arrival of Pure Ella‘s little bundle of joy. Since we couldn’t all get together in ‘real life’ we thought it would be fun to celebrate here on the interwebs. Since Ella is gluten free + vegan, so are all of the recipes below as well. Go check out these awesome bloggers, they’re party dishes are amazing.

Kris of 80 Twenty // Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Meg of Beard and Bonnet  // Shower Worthy Tea Sandwiches Emma of Coconut & Berries // Strawberry Orange Rosewater Smoothie Cara of Fork and Beans // Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen // Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes Ashley of My Heart Beets // Artichoke Hummus Jenny of Nourished Kitchen // Cultured Coconut Milk + Mango Popsicles Gina of So…Let’s Hang Out // Cucumber Mint Limeade Beth of Tasty Yummies // Sprouted Hummus Cucumber Cups Rika of Vegan Miam // Sweet Potato Dumplings in Ginger and Jasmine Syrup {Tang Yuan} Richa of Vegan Richa // Dark Chocolate Silk Pie Gabby of The Veggie Nook // Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles  Sylvie of Gourmande In The Kitchen // Hibiscus, Strawberry + Rhubarb Iced Tea

51 Responses to "Blackberry + Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream"

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  8. Reply

    Pure Ella

    May 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

    What a lovely, bright and happy recipe Sherrie! ;)
    Just what I love!!!

    Thank you so much for being a part of this special day ~ I love all you ladies and really appreciate all this food + love in my honour ;)

    I just wish this was real life so I could eat up all this delicious food!
    Thank you SO much!!
    xoxo Ella

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Ella you got it girl – I am so honored and proud to be a part of this!

      XO SHERRIE

  9. Reply

    Meg@ Beard and Bonnet

    May 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Sherrie, can you please virtually pass me some of this fruit salad? OMG, simply stunning. Thank you so much for contributing to Ella’s baby shower and for lending your space for the day to help celebrate. It means the world to me and I know it means a ton to Ella too.

    Your the best!
    Meg

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Meg!! You a total rockstar for putting this together :)

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    Cara

    May 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    My mouth just dropped. This is gorgeous, Sherrie! I honestly had no clue that a fruit salad could be my favorite dish from an entire spread…xo

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    Gina @ So Let's Hang Out

    May 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Sher-bear. I want this for breakfast. I am drooling over it. I am so into mangoes lately!! I just want to mango all the things. Beautiful!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks lady friend!! I know mangoes are like AMAZE-zing right now.

  15. Reply

    rika@vm

    May 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I absolutely love the background and the plate you created – ripe mangoes and blackberries! I cannot find beautiful ripe mangoes here that look like yours…I wish I live in a tropical city! Not a huge fan of honey but I bet this will be tasty with maple syrup or caramel (drools). Thank you for sharing this dish for Ella’s Virtual Baby Shower, it’s so great to meet new bloggers! 

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      It’s so nice to meet you too!!

      And it’s fab with maple syrup as well :)

  16. Reply

    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    May 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Simply gorgeous, Sherrie!! I can’t wait to try this.

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  18. Reply

    Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    May 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I feel like I cannot tell you enough how totally in love I am with everything you are doing lately. You are seriously on fire. This salad needs it’s own special name because it puts ALL other “fruit salads” to shame. Seriously. Earl Grey whipped coconut cream! Brilliance. OK enough fawning. <3 you girl.

  19. Reply

    Emma

    May 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    That is one special fruit salad! Love the idea of adding poppy seeds for a fun texture, and that cream!! I want to dive head first into it.
    Nice to be introduced to your blog through Ella’s party :)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      So nice to “meet” you too Emma :)

  20. Reply

    Gabby @ the veggie nook

    May 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I adore this plate! I mean Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream? My heart just skipped a beat. I love how we both went with poppy seeds! Yay polka dots ;)

    So happy to have participated in this with you!

  21. Reply

    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    May 7, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my gosh lemon poppy seed and earl grey tea sounds perfect together, those are some of my very favorite flavors!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      The best, right?! XOXO

  22. Reply

    Ami@naivecookcooks

    May 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Wow this salad is so gorgeous. All my fav fruits and coconut cream?! Yes, please!

  23. Reply

    Katie

    May 8, 2014 at 12:28 am

    This looks amazing! I never thought to flavor coconut cream with tea. I think I’ll try a green tea variety too.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Oh green tea sounds lovely!

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  25. Reply

    Jennifer

    May 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Um, in my case this gorgeous salad would only serve one… I can’t wait to try this – and that coconut cream sounds divine!

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  28. Reply

    Richa {VeganRicha.com}

    May 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    refreshing and happy indeed. gorgeous clicks of the salad too!

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    Larissa

    June 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Hello!! I have a question about this lovely recipe- I’ve tried several times to make the whipped coconut cream but it won’t thicken up! I use the trader joes brand of coconut cream and everything. Any suggestions for why this would be happening?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Hey Larissa! I’m really glad you left me this comment because while I’ve made this successfully dozens of times with Trader Joe’s thick + creamy coconut, the past two attempts I made with their product, it never thickened. Even after leaving it in the refrigerator for a whole 24 hours!! I am thinking that maybe they’ve changed their recipe or they’re going through a few batches of cream that isn’t consistent with their original product and I think I am going to write them to let them know.

      I have updated the post with another brand I prefer…thanks so much for letting me know you were experiencing this too, because I kind of thought I was going crazy ;)

      XOX SHERRIE

  32. Reply

    Kelly

    June 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Making a tea infused cream sounds heavenly, but I don’t care for coconut, would it work with a plain cream?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Absolutely! Enjoy :)

  33. Reply

    cynthia

    June 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Love this so much! I’m 100% with you on the mango love — one of my favorite fruits. And Earl Grey coconut whipped cream is totally blowing my mind. Especially paired with these blackberries and mangoes — ahhh!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      This fruit salad is kind of life-changing, I didn’t know fruit salad could be life-changing until now ;)

      Thanks for stopping by friend, so much love to you Cynthia!!

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