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Spiced melon medley

30 minutes
4 servings
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Melon balls bursting with freshness are drizzled with a delicately spiced syrup in this simple dish.

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For the syrup:
1 tbsp sugar substitute
Finely grated zest of ½ orange
¼ tsp crushed cardamom seeds
1 cinnamon stick
For the fruit:
1 ripe honeydew melon, halved and seeds removed
1 ripe cantaloupe melon, halved and seeds removed
½ small seedless watermelon
Fat-free plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt, to serve


  1. First, make the syrup. In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar substitute, orange zest, cardamom seeds, cinnamon stick and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, use a melon baller to make balls from the melons and watermelon and divide them among six bowls. (If you don’t have a melon baller, you can dice the fruit.)
  3. Remove the syrup from the heat, discard the cinnamon stick and allow the syrup to cool slightly. Spoon the syrup over the fruit and serve each with a dollop of yogurt.

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