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Summer Fruit Salad with Serrano Mint Syrup | A refreshing fruit salad made with a variety of summer fruits, tossed in an easy simple syrup made with mint and serrano pepper! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Summer Fruit Salad with Serrano Mint Syrup

This summer fruit salad is made with a blend of watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, and tossed in an easy syrup made with mint and a hint of serrano!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 96kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp serrano pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 4 cups EACH: cubed or balled honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon
  • additional fresh mint and lime zest, for garnish


  • To a small saucepan, add granulated sugar, water, lime juice, honey and serrano pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly and cook 4-5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat, add lime zest and minced fresh mint.  Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, add cubed or balled fruits.  Set aside.
  • Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve.  Add syrup to fruit salad bowl and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, stirring a couple of times.


Calories: 96kcal