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Fresh Summer Fruit Salad with Basil Syrup

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn to half
1/4 cup (blonde) coconut palm sugar or organic cane sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered or halved depending on the size
4 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
4 oranges, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup dried goji berries
Fresh basil or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Over medium heat, in a small pot, mix the basil, sugar and water. When it boils, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until it reaches a syrupy consistency.

Discard the basil and transfer the syrup to a small bowl or jar if you are storing it. Let it cool. Refrigerate if you are not using it immediately.

In a small bowl, mix the goji berries, 3 tablespoons of the basil syrup and 3 tablespoons of water to soften them.

In four indiividual bowls, distribute the fruits and softened goji berries.

Sweeten with the basil syrup.

Garnish with basil or mint leaves.