Melon & Pomegranate Fruit Salad

Ginger is an essential ingredient in Japanese savoury cooking, but it also adds a refreshing flavour to the syrup to flavour this simple fruit salad.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fruit salad, melon, pomegranate
Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema


  • 1 Whole honeydew melon peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 Pomegranate seeds removed
  • Mint leaves to garnish

For the syrup

  • 90 ml Water
  • 75 g Caster sugar
  • 40 g Ginger peeled and thinly sliced


  • Place all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside to cool. Once cooled, remove the ginger pieces from the syrup (these can be added later as a topping to the salad if you like).
  • Put the melon and pomegranate seeds into a large serving bowl.
  • Pour the syrup over the fruit and mix well together.
  • Garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.


I have suggested Honeydew melon in this recipe, but you could use any type of melon and equally a mix is really lovely too, like in the photo. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Share Fiona's recipes with your friendsShare on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Pin on Pinterest