Spiced Seasonal Fruit Salad

About this recipe: Use any soft fruit in season for this slightly tangy medley of flavours, a perfect follow-on to a spicy main course.

Brenda Houghton

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 1 large mango
  • 125 g seedless black grapes, cut in half
  • 125 g seedless green grapes, cut in half
  • 125 g peaches, skinned, stoned and sliced
  • 125 g strawberries, cut in half or into quarters, according to size
  • 25 g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • A pinch of Kashmiri degi mirch or cayenne pepper
  • A pinch of mustard powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Prep:1hr20min  ›  Cook:9min  ›  Ready in:1hr29min 

  1. Peel the mango, cut away the flesh and thinly slice it.
  2. Put the mango into a large bowl and add the black and green grapes, peaches and strawberries. Finely grind the coconut in a spice mill or with a pestle and mortar. Add the sugar, degi mirch, mustard and a pinch of salt and mix well.
  3. Add the coconut mixture to the fruit, stir well, cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour, or overnight, to allow the flavours to blend and mature.

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