A refreshing fruit salad made with two types of melon and drizzled with a sweet and tangy ginger syrup. The fresh ginger-infused syrup in this melon salad can be made in advance and tossed with the fruit just before serving.

½ cup water
1-inch knob of fresh ginger—peeled and crushed with the side of a large knife blade, keeping it in one piece
2 tablespoons superfine (caster) sugar
½ honeydew melon
¼ small watermelon


PLACE the water, ginger and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. BOIL for 10 minutes, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced by about half and turns syrupy. REMOVE the ginger and let the syrup cool before use. REMOVE the seeds from the melons and scoop out the flesh with a melon-baller. MIX together the melon balls with the ginger syrup in a bowl.

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