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15 Reasons Fruit and Herbs Are Meant for Each Other

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In celebration of their new organic Tea House Collection, we partnered with Pure Leaf Iced Tea to share a few of our favorite summery recipes that use both fruit and herbs.

Seasonal fruit, unadorned, is fantastic. However, this doesn't mean fruit-plus-something else isn't equally as good, too. And by something else, we mean herbs.

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Sage, basil, thyme, mint, cilantro: These make fruit pop. They add herbaceous oomph—the kind of flavor that makes you think, "Wait, what is that?" From savory plum tarts to apple-bacon sandwiches to roasted strawberry milkshakes, here are 15 recipes that prove fruit and herbs are perfect together.

Richard Olney's Fresh Fig and Mint Salad
Richard Olney's Fresh Fig and Mint Salad
Savory Plum Tart

Savory Plum Tart by JackieK

Fig and Manchego Salad with Herbed Croutons

Fig and Manchego Salad with Herbed Croutons by Elizabeth Stark

Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad

Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad by EmilyC

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser

Not-Too-Sweet Tomato Strawberry Bruschetta
Not-Too-Sweet Tomato Strawberry Bruschetta
Mango Cucumber Chile Salad
Mango Cucumber Chile Salad
Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugula-Thyme Spread

Apple, Bacon, Caramelized Red Onion Sandwiches with Arugu... by em-i-lis

Grilled Stone Fruit with Coconut Snow

Grilled Stone Fruit with Coconut Snow by savorthis

White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette

White Peach and Lemon Thyme Galette by vvvanessa

Mina Holland's Cherry, Coconut & Thyme Shuttle

Mina Holland's Cherry, Coconut & Thyme Shuttle by The Curious Pear

Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries and Herbs
Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries and Herbs
Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Buttermilk and Mint
Roasted Strawberry Milkshake with Buttermilk and Mint
Lemon Basil Sherbet

Lemon Basil Sherbet by Sandy Smith

Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake with a Hint of Mint

Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake with a Hint of Mint by nannydeb

What are your favorite fruit and herb combinations? Tell us in the comments below?

Pure Leaf Tea House Collection is a trio of organic iced teas that each sport a fruit or herb companion, like organic Black Tea with a hint of Wild Blackberry and Sage. See all three flavors here.

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