Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Refreshing Melon Fruit Salad

1/4 watermelon, peeled
1 cantaloupe, halved, seeds removed
1 honeydew melon, halved, seeds removed
1 champagne melon, halved, seeds removed
Toffee lime syrup
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 passionfruit, pulp removed

Cut watermelon into 1.5 inch pieces and remove seeds. Place into a large serving bowl.
Cut cantaloupe, honeydew and champagne melon into wedges. Remove skin and roughly chop flesh. Place into bowl with watermelon. Toss gently to combine. Refrigerate until required.

To make syrup:
Place sugar into a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Cook, tilting saucepan back and forth, until sugar dissolves and turns a deep golden colour. Remove from heat. Add lime juice. Return to heat. Stir over low heat until toffee dissolves. Set aside to cool completely.
Before serving, stir passionfruit pulp through syrup. Pour over chilled fruit and serve immediately.

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