The ultimate fruit salad

the ultimate fruit salad

Serves 4

  • 100 g caster sugar

  • ½ teacup water

  • 1 bunch pineapple mint, finely chopped, optional

  • 1 kg mixed fruit, such as melon, pineapple, green seedless grapes, lychees, Granny Smith apples, strawberries, blueberries or cherries

Place the sugar and a teacup of water in a saucepan and heat up. Stir until the sugar dissolves. For a fuller flavour, add half a bunch of whole pineapple mint stems to the hot syrup and leave to infuse until cool.



When the syrup has cooled down, remove the stems and add the peeled and chopped fruit. Chill well and add half a bunch of picked pineapple mint leaves.

Nutritional Information

The ultimate fruit salad

With pineapple mint syrup

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A sprinkle of freshly-cut mint makes this quick and simple fruit salad recipe really sing
Serves 4
10m (plus cooling time)
Super easy
Method

Pineapple mint is great in all sorts of desserts, in antipasto, for marinating or with lamb. Try it chopped and sprinkled over ripe melon for a refreshing summer dessert.

Place the sugar and a teacup of water in a saucepan and heat up. Stir until the sugar dissolves. For a fuller flavour, add half a bunch of whole pineapple mint stems to the hot syrup and leave to infuse until cool.

When the syrup has cooled down, remove the stems and add the peeled and chopped fruit. Chill well and add half a bunch of picked pineapple mint leaves.

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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 220
    11%
  • Carbs 51.2g
    20%
  • Sugar 50.6g 56%
  • Fat 0.4g 1%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Protein 1.5g 3%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 100 g caster sugar

  • ½ teacup water

  • 1 bunch pineapple mint, finely chopped, optional

  • 1 kg mixed fruit, such as melon, pineapple, green seedless grapes, lychees, Granny Smith apples, strawberries, blueberries or cherries