Lemon, Ginger and Strawberries

by tableofcolors

This fruit salad works wonderfully as a dessert or share it with friends at a potluck. It is light and is a myriad of flavor, thanks to the combination of the variety of fruits, lemon and ginger. Our strawberry season is almost over, so when I went grocery shopping a few days ago I felt the need to pick up a carton of strawberries. While frozen berries work great in many recipes they pale in comparison to a fresh sweet strawberry.

The lemon and ginger flavored home-made syrup is the secret to the flavor. Prepare syrup first.

Lemon and Ginger syrup
1.5 dl/0.6 cups water
3/4 dl/1/3 c demerara sugar
1.5 tbsp finely grated ginger
1/2 dl/0.2 c lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and allow to boil for about 5-8 minutes.
Let cool. Add the lemon juice and freshly grated ginger. Set aside while preparing the fruit salad.

grated ginger

Fruit salad:
1/2 Honeydew melon cut into bite-size pieces
3 nektarines cut into bite-size pieces
1 liter/ generous 4 c strawberries cut into fourths

Place cut fruit into a bowl and mix gently. Pour syrup on the fruit and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for one hour before serving.

Strawberry fruit salad with a lemon and ginger syrup dressing