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Cherry and watermelon salad recipe

Cherry and watermelon salad recipe

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Need a fruit salad to enjoy in the sunshine? Make this cherry and watermelon salad that makes the most of seasonal, lush cherries. Drizzle a sweet, vanilla-infused cherry syrup over watermelon wedges and scatter over with picked mint leaves for a fresh taste of summer. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 15 mins plus cooling
  • 125 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 500ml cherry juice or pomegranate juice
  • ½ vanilla pod, split
  • 550g pack watermelon wedges, rind removed, sliced into smaller triangles
  • 400g cherries, de-stoned
  • 10g fresh mint, leaves picked

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    1g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    25g 28%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.4g Protein 3.3g Fibre 1g


  1. Put the juice and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer until reduced by about two-thirds, syrupy and thick (be careful as it can easily catch and caramelise at this stage – it should remain purple-red and not begin to brown). Set aside to cool completely (or cool and chill for up to 3 days).

  2. To assemble the salad, arrange the watermelon and cherries on a serving platter. Remove the vanilla pod from the syrup, then drizzle over the salad and scatter over the mint.

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