Far Eastern Fruit Salad

For a fruit salad with a difference, try this Far Eastern Fruit Salad. With an array of exotic tastes it’s the perfect way to mix East with West, and give yourself and your family a gorgeous summer dessert while you’re doing it.



1 can lychees in syrup, about 425 g

3 pieces stem ginger, cut into fine strips, plus 2 tbsp syrup from the jar

grated zest and juice of 1 lime

1 kiwi fruit

1 banana

2 oranges

200 g black grapes, halved and seeded

1 red-skinned dessert apple, cored and chopped

fine shreds of lime zest to decorate

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- Drain the lychees in a sieve set over a bowl

- Discard half of the syrup that has drained into the bowl, then add the lychees

- Stir in the stem ginger and syrup, and the lime zest and juice

- Cut the peel and pith away from the oranges with a sharp knife

- Holding the oranges over the bowl so that all the juice will drip into the salad, carefully cut between the membrane to release the segments

- Add the segments to the bowl

- Squeeze the membrane and add the juice to the bowl

- Stir in the grapes and apple and toss to mix

- Pile the salad into small bowls to serve, decorated with shreds of lime zest. 

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  • Mellow says
    This looks very mouth-watering, esp as summer is here for us to make use of the availiblity of different fresh fruits
  • Anna says
    i like fruit salads... but im always too lazy to make them... and i feel if i go into the bother of making i need to make a big batch but then cant eat it in time haha - usually just stick to one piece of what ever kind of fruit instead,...
  • Wice says
    This recipe made me laugh a bit - another one that needs lots of corrections unfortunately.

    To start, apart from the tinned lychees (once again I was not able to spot a single one in the photograph) , these fruits couldn't really be called 'exotic' in NZ. Aren't we lucky to have such an abundance of wonderful fruit available right here!

    As far as "Far Eastern" in flavour, I can only assume that it's these lychees and maybe the ginger that are supposed to give the salad this tag. If you are after a fruit salad with a Far Eastern note, then maybe in NZ we could make this recipe a bit more exotic by adding say, star fruit, kumquats or mango rather than the more banal fruits listed.

    Also, the recipe specifies 'stem ginger'. What the writer should have said is 'preserved' stem ginger that is candied and bought in jars - not fresh stem ginger' which is totally different in texture and flavour.

    Under procedure, the writer has also completely forgotten to add the banana and kiwifruit that are listed and shown in the picture.

    Finally, I see that the photograph shows not slivers of lime zest, but rather lemon balm leaves.

    Still, a fruit salad of any kind is always good. I just use whatever I have and it's always delicious (especially with a shot of Cointreau!)
  • Wice says
    PS: The green grapes weren't mentioned in the ingredients either!

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