Summer fruits in ginger & lime syrup

Prep 20 mins + cooling time | Cook 20 mins | Serves 6

This refreshing fruit salad is also lovely served chilled.

12 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
2 limes, juiced
5cm piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
5 ripe apricots
2 ripe peaches
2 ripe nectarines
1 large ripe mango, peeled and flesh sliced
300g plump cherries
12 lychees, peeled
Lemon gelato or sorbet, to serve

Step 1 To make ginger and lime syrup, combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add lime juice and ginger. Reduce heat and simmer for 12–15 minutes or until reduced by one third. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Step 2 Remove stones and cut apricots, peaches and nectarines into wedges. Combine all the fruit in a large serving bowl. Pour cooled syrup over fruit and stand at room temperature for 30 minutes for flavours to infuse. Serve with lemon gelato or sorbet.

Good for you ... Peaches

A source of vitamin C, which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

A source of dietary fibre which contributes to the normal function of the intestine.

Peaches have a low GI (42) which means their natural sugars are broken down slowly for absorption into the bloodstream.