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Spiced melon medley
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Melon balls bursting with freshness are drizzled with a delicately spiced syrup in this simple dish.
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
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.