Cardamom Spiced Strawberry and Apple Salad with Lemon Cream

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the salad

  • 4 cups hulled and quartered strawberries (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples (I cut mine into match sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Kosher salt

For the lemon cream

  • ½ cup crème fraîche
  • 24 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted, roasted pistachios, for serving


For the salad

  1. Toss strawberries, apples, sugar, cardamom, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes while making the lemon cream.

For the lemon cream

  1. Mix crème fraîche, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl.

To serve

  1. Divide fruit salad among plates and spoon reserved lemon cream over; sprinkle with chopped pistachios.


Lemon cream can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill until ready to use. Let stand at room temperature until it softens before serving.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit, August 2015.