Fruit salad

Fruit salad

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At Home with Ben
Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

Fruit is a great way to start the day, and also the perfect way to finish a meal. What’s hard about a fruit salad? Well, nothing really, but the difference between a good fruit salad and a wonderful one is the ripeness of the fruit and the way it’s put together. This is where the lime and mint sugar come in, lifting the flavour and adding another dimension.

The fruit I’ve listed below is just a suggestion. For a dramatic effect, try using dragon fruit or star fruit. Rather than cutting the fruit into cubes, use their interesting natural shapes to accentuate the presentation of the dish. Leaving the red skin intact on dragon fruit contrasts brilliantly with the white flesh and small black seeds.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/4 ripe pineapple
2 mangoes
1/4 ripe red pawpaw
2 navel oranges, segmented
2 ripe bananas
2 passionfruit
6 kiwi berries
or 2 kiwi fruit
strawberries
1 lime, juiced

Mint and lime sugar

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons caster sugar
4 mint leaves
1 lime, finely grated zest

Method

  1. Use the natural shape of the fruit to determine how you will cut each one – into thin slices, long crescent fingers, cross-sections and segments.
  2. Arrange the fruit on a large platter or in a bowl and squeeze over the lime juice.
  3. To make the mint and lime sugar, pound the caster sugar and mint leaves in a mortar with a pestle until the sugar is moist but not wet. It should be green and have a minty flavour and aroma. Add the lime zest.
  4. Sprinkle the mint and lime sugar over the fruit salad and serve.
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