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    Summer Melon and Blueberry Salad

    A refreshing summer dessert made with a variety of melons. Fresh blueberries give an extra burst of flavour and the lime juice adds fragrance. When a melon is ripe it has a strong sweet scent and yields slightly at the stem end. Watermelon adds a beautiful deep pink colour and is available with small edible white seeds at this time of year. Decorate the salad with mint leaves or edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, and serve with Waitrose Natural Low Fat Yogurt.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes plus two hours chilling
    • Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 1 Honeydew melon
    • 1 Charentais melon
    • 1 Galia melon
    • ½ watermelon
    • 250g fresh blueberries
    • 115g icing sugar
    • Juice of 2 fresh limes
    • 3tbsp Waitrose Select Vodka (optional)


    1. Scrape the seeds from the melons and using either a melon scoop or a teaspoon, scoop out rounds of fruit into a large bowl. Remove as many seeds as possible, if necessary, from the watermelon and cut the flesh into chunks. Stir in the blueberries.
    2. Sift the icing sugar over the fruit and add the lime juice and vodka, if using. Turn the fruit after about 10 minutes to mix in the sugar.
    3. Refrigerate for 2 hours and decorate with mint leaves or flowers.

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    Cook's tips

    These varieties of melon are also delicious served with slices of Parma ham or in a salad with prawns, chives and a little mayonnaise. Alternatively, simply serve the melon on its own.


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