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Melon salad with lemongrass and lime leaf syrup recipe

by Jane Curran on Monday, 6 July 2009

Try a new fruit salad recipe - so quick, easy and tasty

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  • Serves 8

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Cooking time 10 mins

  • Total time 25 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 144 per serving

Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 4 lime leaves, chopped
  • 2 to 3 small melons, such as galia or cantaloupe, halved and seeds removed

Preparation

  1. Place the sugar, lemongrass and lime leaves into a saucepan with 200ml (7fl oz) water. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves and then simmer very gently for 5 to 8 minutes, until you have a light syrup. Remove from the heat, transfer to a container and allow to cool completely.

  2. When ready to serve, scoop out bite-sized pieces of melon using a dessert spoon and combine in a large bowl. It’s much quicker than peeling and chopping – as long as the melon is perfectly ripe! Pour over the syrup, stir gently to coat the melon and leave for about 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse. Serve with our coconut macaroons.