Italian Summer Fruit Salad with Sambuca

a heavy Italian supper requires a light dessert.

1 pint strawberries
1 mango
1 plum
1 nectarine
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar, or as needed
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon, or as needed
2 Tbs. Sambuca liqueur, or as needed
1 banana


Hull the strawberries and halve or quarter if large. Peel and dice the mango. Dice the plum and nectarine.
In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, mango, plum, nectarine, blackberries and blueberries. Add the 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon zest, the juice of 1/2 lemon and the 2 Tbs. sambuca and stir well. Dice the banana and stir into the salad. Taste and add more sugar, lemon juice or sambuca, if needed.
Cover and refrigerate for 6-12 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the flavorings before serving.

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