Spicy Cantaloupe, Plum, and Grape Salad
A bowl of chopped fruit isn't elevated to fruit salad status until its dressed with a simple sugar syrup, and the syrup can be a way to add big flavor to an otherwise plain fruit salad.
Why This Recipe Works
A sugar syrup is the best way to sweeten and moisten a bowl of cut fruit, but can a quick fruit syrup do more? We wanted our fruit salad recipe to have fresh fruit flavor, and a big jolt from a quick fruit syrup. Adding potent seasonings like orange juice and jalapeño chile to the syrup as it cooked perked up the flavor. Mashing (with a potato masher) the juicy cantaloupe with a splash of citrus in the simmering syrup provided even more flavor to our fruit salad recipe.
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