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!
Servings: 12 servings
- 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.