I thought I’d share with you one of the recipes from my forthcoming book. I hope you like it!
Watermelon, Blueberry and Mint Salad
This is a sweet yet refreshing salad, quite lovely when the sun is shining. The orange flavour is fairly subtle, you probably wouldn’t even taste it if you didn’t know it was there, but it helps to bring out the flavour of the watermelon and blueberries and gives them a delicately sweet, glossy coating.
Juice of 1 orange
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
A handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
Using a sharp knife carefully remove the skin of the watermelon. Chop the flesh into bite sized pieces and put it into a big bowl along with the blueberries.
Heat the orange juice and sugar to bring it up to a boil and then gently simmer it, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by half and is a little syrupy. Allow it to cool and then pour it over the fruits, tossing them to cover them all in it.
You can serve the salad straight away but it’s even better if left for half an hour or so to let the flavours further develop.
Sprinkle the mint over just before serving.