I have saved this recipe from Bon Appétit for three years now!! I finally decided to make it. It was very flavorful and refreshing. Too bad strawberries are not my friend anymore.
1 pound strawberries, hulled, quartered
3 Persian cucumbers, sliced
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
3 teaspoons sugar, divided (I used Monk fruit)
½ cup crème fraîche
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup unsalted, roasted pistachios
Toss strawberries, cucumbers, cardamom, a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp. sugar in a medium bowl and let sit 10 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve and flavors to meld.
Meanwhile, mix crème fraîche, lemon juice, remaining 2 tsp. sugar, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl; set lemon cream aside.
Divide fruit salad among plates and spoon reserved lemon cream over; sprinkle with pistachios.