Spiced Melon Salad

Aromatic spices combine beautifully with the fresh, perfumed flavour of melon and, in the height of the summer, this salad makes a wonderfully refreshing dessert.

Serves4 Origin Fusion
Preparation 15 minutes Heat rating (Medium)
Cooking 0 Ease (Very difficult)
Vegetarian Yes


tsp Galangal ground
tsp Crushed Bird's Eye Chilli
2 tbsps caster sugar
Juice of 1/2- 1 lime
A good pinch of salt
3 melons, a mixture of different varieties adds interest and flavour contrasts
½ pack fresh mint, finely chopped


Cut the melon into evenly cubed pieces. Mix the galangal, chili flakes, salt and sugar together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the melon. Add the lime juice and toss to evenly distribute the flavourings. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to eat. Add the fresh mint just before serving.

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