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Mulberries: 3 ways

Mulberries flooding in to the kitchen?

Here are some quick and tasty ways to use them.

Photo - Rimma Bondarenko/


1. Quick mulberry jam

Put a cup of destalked mulberries, a third cup of white, the zest of half a lemon and 2 tablespoons of water in a pan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes until fruit is thick, with just a little liquid. Store in the fridge


2. Rocket and mint salad with mulberries and fetta

Toss washed rocket and mint leaves together, and dress with a mix of lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and honey. Place on a platter and top with mulberries and crumbled fetta. Drizzle over more dressing.


3. Mulberry granita

Puree half a kilogram of mulberries with the juice of a lemon. Dissolve one cup of sugar in one cup of water over low heat. Add to the mulberry puree, then strain. Pour into a shallow plastic container and put in the freezer. After an hour use a fork to scrape and fluff the ice crystals that have formed. Repeat every 30 minutes until ice crystals are separate and fluffy. Serve alone, or with strawberry ice cream. 

Text: Robin Powell