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This simple but very special fruit salad is just bursting with the wonderful colours and fragrance of exotic fruits: papaya, mango, kiwifruit and passionfruit. It's rich in vitamins too, making a delightfully refreshing and nutritious end to a meal. Arrange the fruit on a platter or mix together in a pretty bowl.
• Instead of using orange juice, make a lime syrup. Put 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan with 100 ml water and dissolve it over a low heat, then bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. Allow the syrup to cool while preparing the fruit.
• In place of the papaya and mango, use a small melon and about 400 g peeled pineapple flesh.
ORANGE, KIWIFRUIT AND STRAWBERRY SALAD
• Peel 2 oranges and cut into segments, holding them over a bowl to catch the juice. Mix the segments with 2 kiwifruit, cut into wedges, and 250 g strawberries (about 1 punnet), halved or sliced if large. Warm the juice from segmenting the oranges – you should have about ⅓ cup (80 ml) – with 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey until just combined, then cool. Add a handful of freshly torn basil, then drizzle over the fruit.
• Sprinkle the salad with 2 tablespoons toasted shredded coconut.
• Mango, papaya, kiwifruit and passionfruit are all excellent sources of vitamin C.
• As well as being an excellent source of vitamin C and betacarotene, mango provides useful amounts of vitamin B6.
GI estimate low.