Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love the spicy syrup that goes over these sweet fruits. The measurements were a little hard you may want to scale down the watermelon and just do it by eye.


  1. To make the syrup put sugar, water and spices in a pan bring to boil stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer 2 minutes, remove from heat then add juices leave to cook while preparing the fruit.
  2. Peel and remove seeds form melons and put into neat slices. Cut guava in half and remove seeds then slice. Slice nectarine and strawberries.
  3. Arrange on plate and strain the syrup and spoon over fruit. Sprinkle with coconut and serve with strained yogurt if desired.
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I served this with an asian style meal of fish, beans and asparagus and it was very refreshing indeed. DO sit the cinnamon stick, cloves ( I used 3) and the cardamom in the syrup for as long as you can manage, their flavours add a wonderful mellow dimention to this recipe and as a result this isn't too sweet as fruit in a syrup alone could have been. Please see my Rating System: a very refreshing 4 stars for a delightful summer fruit salad that our guest and I polished off between us... Made for Zaar World Tour 2008. Thank!

kiwidutch June 03, 2008