Mint caipirinha fruit salad

mint caipirinha fruit salad

Serves 6

  • 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked

  • finely grated zest and juice of 3 limes

  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar, plus extra to taste

  • Cachaça

  • 1 ripe melon, deseeded and flesh scooped out with a spoon

  • 1 ripe papaya, deseeded and flesh scooped out with a spoon

  • 1 large handful fresh strawberries, hulled and halved lengthways

  • 1 ripe mango, stoned and flesh scooped out with a spoon

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

In a pestle and mortar, bash most of the mint leaves (reserving the remainder to decorate) with the finely grated lime zest. Add the sugar and a good lug of cachaça. Mix gently in the mortar and pestle, add the lime juice, taste and add more sugar if you think you need to.



Toss the fruit together in a bowl with a little of the mint and lime mixture, then spread it all out on a big plate. Spoon the rest of the mint and lime mixture over the top. Decorate with the remaining mint before serving.

Nutritional Information

Mint caipirinha fruit salad

One for the grown-ups

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This boozy, fresh fruit salad is inspired by the one-and-only Brazilian caipirinha cocktail
Serves 6
15m
Super easy
Method

Cachaça is a potent and popular Brazilian sugar cane liqueur. If your local offie doesn't stock it, substitute with equal parts of white tequila and white rum.

In a pestle and mortar, bash most of the mint leaves (reserving the remainder to decorate) with the finely grated lime zest. Add the sugar and a good lug of cachaça. Mix gently in the mortar and pestle, add the lime juice, taste and add more sugar if you think you need to.

Toss the fruit together in a bowl with a little of the mint and lime mixture, then spread it all out on a big plate. Spoon the rest of the mint and lime mixture over the top. Decorate with the remaining mint before serving.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 154 8%
  • Carbs 33.7g 15%
  • Sugar 32.0g 36%
  • Fat 0.5g 1%
  • Saturates 0.1g 1%
  • Protein 1.7g 4%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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