1/2 cup fresh cherries, seed removed and halved
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup strawberries
4 tbsp mild honey
4 large basil leaves, torn
8 vanilla beans, halved lengthwise
8 oz mascarpone
6 small basil sprigs
1) Combine cherries, blackberries and half of the strawberries and honey in a small saucepan over low heat; cook 8 minutes or until slightly warmed, gently stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
2) In a separate bowl mix the blueberries, raspberries and the remaining strawberries. Set aside.
3) Scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Combine seeds and mascarpone in a small bowl, stirring well.
4) Spoon about 1/4 cup cheese mixture into 4 small bowls. Top each serving with about 1/4 cup warm fruit mixture. Top each serving with 1/4 cup remaining fresh berries and a basil sprig.
PROTEIN: 4 g
FAT: 26 g
CARBS: 28 g
Originally published in Robert Irvine Magazine.