Box grater fruit salad

Serves 6

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • ½ a small jar of runny honey, (170g)

  • 1 pear

  • 1 apple

  • 6 strawberries

  • 1 nectarine

  • 1 banana

  • 1 orange

  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint

  • natural yoghurt, (optional)

  • Equipment list

  • small frying pan , (20cm)

  • measuring spoons

  • small microwave-safe bowl

  • microwave

  • chopping board

  • knife

  • teaspoon

  • box grater

  • plate

  • serving bowls

This delicious breakfast is super simple, but it's beautiful, tasty, and the action of bruising and grating brings out all the natural sugars in the fruit, creating a wonderful juicy dressing.



1. Place a small frying pan on a medium heat and add the sesame seeds.



2. Toast for a couple of minutes, or until golden, gently jiggling the pan for even cooking.



3. Carefully tip the seeds into a small microwave safe bowl.



4. Mix in the honey.



5. Warm the mixture through in the microwave (800W) for 20 seconds, then carefully place to one side.



6. Pull the stalks off the pear and apple and hull the strawberries.



7. On a chopping board, use a knife to carefully cut all the way around the nectarine in a circle.



8. Hold the nectarine in your hands and twist until you can pull the two halves apart.



9. Pull out and discard the stone from the centre – you can use a teaspoon to help you scoop it out.



10. Peel the banana.



11. Place a box grater on a plate, then on the coarse side, carefully grate all of the fruit, piece by piece, in long strokes.



12. Carefully lift off the grater, leaving a lovely pile of grated fruit on the plate.



13. Carefully cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice over the fruit, using your hand to catch any pips.



14. Drizzle the fruit with 2 tablespoons of the sesame honey (keep the rest for another day).



15. Pick and roughly chop the mint leaves, discarding the stalks, then sprinkle over the fruit.



16. Divide between bowls and serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt, if you like.

Nutritional Information

Box grater fruit salad

Grated fruit salad with a wonderful juicy dressing

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Serves 6
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Method

This delicious breakfast is super simple, but it's beautiful, tasty, and the action of bruising and grating brings out all the natural sugars in the fruit, creating a wonderful juicy dressing.

1. Place a small frying pan on a medium heat and add the sesame seeds.

2. Toast for a couple of minutes, or until golden, gently jiggling the pan for even cooking.

3. Carefully tip the seeds into a small microwave safe bowl.

4. Mix in the honey.

5. Warm the mixture through in the microwave (800W) for 20 seconds, then carefully place to one side.

6. Pull the stalks off the pear and apple and hull the strawberries.

7. On a chopping board, use a knife to carefully cut all the way around the nectarine in a circle.

8. Hold the nectarine in your hands and twist until you can pull the two halves apart.

9. Pull out and discard the stone from the centre – you can use a teaspoon to help you scoop it out.

10. Peel the banana.

11. Place a box grater on a plate, then on the coarse side, carefully grate all of the fruit, piece by piece, in long strokes.

12. Carefully lift off the grater, leaving a lovely pile of grated fruit on the plate.

13. Carefully cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice over the fruit, using your hand to catch any pips.

14. Drizzle the fruit with 2 tablespoons of the sesame honey (keep the rest for another day).

15. Pick and roughly chop the mint leaves, discarding the stalks, then sprinkle over the fruit.

16. Divide between bowls and serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt, if you like.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 81
  • Carbs 17.2g
  • Sugar 16.6g
  • Fat 0.4g
  • Saturates 0.1g
  • Protein 0.8g
Of an adult's reference intake

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Marine Stewardship Council
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