Yield
Serves 4
Prep Time
15mins
Cook Time
5mins
Difficulty Level
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A red fruit salad could be that pop of colour you need if you’re tired of seeing greens on your plate. With a vibrant mix of summer fruits such as watermelon, strawberries and cherries, here’s how to deliciously arrange this attractive fruit salad fit for summer parties, midday pick-me-ups, a post-dinner palate refresher and more.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (125 ml) water
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cm piece fresh ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 500 g piece watermelon, rind removed, cut into small wedges
  • 250 g strawberries, halved
  • 250 g red seedless grapes, halved
  • 250 g cherries, halved, seeds removed
  • 1½ cups (420 g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • ¼ cup (30 g) slivered pistachios
  • Micro herbs, to serve (optional)
01.

Stir the water, honey, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and star anise in a small saucepan over medium heat until honey dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 mins until liquid reduces by half. Remove from heat; cool completely.

02.

Combine watermelon, strawberries, grapes and cherries in a bowl; drizzle with half the cooled syrup. Refrigerate for 10 mins.

03.
Stir remaining syrup through yoghurt.
04.

Serve fruit salad topped with pistachios and micro herbs, along with the yogurt mixture.

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