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This fruit salad is inspired by the classic summer drink. A mixture of melon, berries, pear and cucumber is marinated in Pimm's and then served in the rockmelon shells. A decoration of pretty borage flowers is a traditional finish.
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Turn this into a fruit and vegetable salad using just 1 melon, the strawberries and cucumber plus an apple instead of the pear and 100 g seedless green grapes. Omit the Pimm's. Make a bed of salad leaves, including some watercress and chopped spring onion, on each plate and pile the fruit on top. Add a scoop of plain cottage cheese and sprinkle with chopped fresh mint and toasted pine nuts.