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Mango and berry fruit salad with rosé syrup

Mango and berry fruit salad with rosé syrup

Take the heat off the day with this sweet and refreshing fruit salad.

Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 20 mins + 3 hours chilling

Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 Calypso® mangoes, chilled
  • 2 x 125g Perfection Raspberries
  • 2 x 125g Perfection Blueberries
  • 250g strawberries, hulled, halved
  • 175g mulberries, blackberries or boysenberries
  • 1 pomegranate, halved, arils removed (see tips)
  • Vanilla ice cream and little meringues or shortbread, to serve
Rosé syrup     

  • 500ml rosé
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
Method:

  1. To make the syrup, combine the rosé and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes until the syrup reduces an thickens slightly. Pour into a heatproof jug and add the sprigs of mint. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. Cut the cheeks from the mango. Using a large spoon, carefully scoop the flesh out in 1 piece. Slice the mango crossways and arrange over a large serving platter. Scatter over the berries and pomegranate arils.
  3. Pour the chilled syrup over fruit. Serve with ice cream and meringues or shortbread.
Tips:

  • To remove the arils from pomegranate, roll the pomegranate on the bench to loosen the seeds. Score around the middle and tear open into halves. Hold each pomegranate half over a bowl, seeds facing down and tap the skin with a wooden spoon, squeezing a little to release the seeds and juice. Remove any white pith.
  • For an alcohol-free syrup replace the rosé with cranberry, pomegranate or apple juice.
Recipe by Calypso® Mango.