Watermelon and Berry Salad

Light and refreshing, with a delicious kick of gin, Brian Turner's fruity berry dessert makes a glorious ending to any summer meal
By Brian Turner
Watermelon and Berry Salad
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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp gin
  • 300 g strawberries
  • 250 g raspberries
  • 300 g blackberries

to serve

  • icing sugar
  • crème fraîche


1. Scoop out 2cm diameter balls from the melon - this is best done with a Parisienne scooper, also known as a melon baller. Leave on one side.

2. Cut away any remaining melon flesh and tip into a food processor with the lemon juice, sugar and gin. Blend until puréed and strain the mixture through a sieve to get rid of any stray fibres. Keep hold of the empty melon shell - the salad will be served in it.

3. Combine the sieved purée with the melon balls and berries.

4. Pile the mixture into the empty melon shell, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve straight away with crème fraiche.

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