Fresh fruit medley with ginger-mint drizzle

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

6 to 8 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes
Fresh fruit medley with ginger-mint drizzle

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


Ingredients

  • 1-in. piece ginger , peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pineapple , peeled
  • 1 cantaloupe , peeled
  • 1 pink grapefruit , peeled
  • 1 pint strawberries , hulled

Instructions

  • Thinly slice ginger. Place ginger, mint, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, without stirring, until syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Strain, then cool at room temperature or in refrigerator. Slice fruit into small pieces and arrange on a platter. Drizzle about 3 tbsp (45 mL) syrup over fruit just before serving. Serve extra in a pitcher for guests to help themselves.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 101,
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g,
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg.

All it takes to turn a fruit platter from drab to fab is a drizzle of our easy ginger-and-mint-infused syrup. It adds a sophisticated touch.

Easy Ginger-Mint Fizz

Our syrup makes a delicious drink. Pour a couple of tablespoons (30 mL) undiluted syrup into a glass. Fill with ice, then top with sparkling water. Add a squeeze of lime, if you wish.

Make Ahead

Make syrup and refrigerate in a sealed jar up to 1 week. Prepare fruit up to 1 day ahead and store in the refrigerator in resealable plastic bags. Bring to room temperature before serving.