Salad of Summer Fruits with Watermelon Granita

Serves 6 people

Preparation: 20 mins to prepare plus freezing time

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Salad of Summer Fruits with Watermelon Granita

Very much a summer treat that is light, refreshing and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg watermelon, approx 1/4
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) white spirit such as vodka, tequila or rum
  • 3 pink grapefruits or 4 oranges
  • ˝ cantaloupe melon
  • 200 g strawberries

Directions

  1. The day before chop watermelon, discarding skins and pips. Place in food processor with sugar and white spirit and blend until smooth. Strain this through into a sieve. Discard any remaining pulp. Tip watermelon juice into a shallow baking tray and freeze overnight.
  2. Make salad by removing the skins and pith of the citrus fruits. Remove the segments from the membranes so that each segment is free from any pith or seeds.
  3. Either dice melon or scoop balls using a melon baller.
  4. Remove leaves from strawberries, cut in half in necessary and wash.
  5. Combine all fruits in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Remove granita from freezer, flake with a fork.
  7. Divide fruit salad between 6 glass bowls.
  8. Add a large spoonful of granita and serve.

Variation

    Chef’s Tip: Place glass bowls in freezer to chill them down. This will help prevent the granita from melting too quickly when served.

Recipe thanks to Allan Campion and Michele Curtis

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