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Refreshing Melon Cups ©

May 14, 2013




After the hot curry recipes, a cooling dessert is just the thing and this is so easy to make!



Refreshing Melon Cups ©




Refreshing Melon Cups ©




Preparation Time: 10 minutes





1/2 small melon per person

Raspberries or other soft fruit for example, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries etc.

1 Mango

Nasturtium flowers and leaves or other edible flowers, pansies, jasmine, geranium, camomile, rosemary lavender.

Sugar syrup: 1 tbs sugar dissolved in 1 cup of water.



1. Choose small fragrant smelling melons, about 10 cms in diameter. These melons come from the beautiful island of Crete.

2. Wash melons and cut a zig-zag line around the center of your melon, cutting about two centimeters inwards, with a sharp serrated knife. See picture.

3. Pull the two halves of your melon apart and remove seeds with a teaspoon. Rinse under running water.

4. Wash and drain raspberries and peel a ripe mango and cut out mango balls, using a melon-ball cutter. Fill center of melon- half, with fruit and stand on serving plate, having cut a small slice off the base of your melon, so that it stands firm.

5. Garnish with  Nasturtium flowers and leaves. If not serving straight away, cover with cling film and spray with a little water, just before serving, or your melon will look dry. Alternatively prepare a little sugar syrup and spoon over, just before serving. Do this very sparingly, just enough to make the fruit look fresh.





Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Choose fragrant small melons, about 10 cms in diameter.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©


Using a sharp serrated knife, cut a zigzag line around the diameter of your melon, stalk end uppermost.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Pull both halves apart.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Remove seeds with a teaspoon and wash out cavity and any remaining seeds under the running water.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Cut a thin slice off each end of your melon, so that it sits firmly on your serving plate.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Wash and drain your raspberries and peel your mango.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Using a ‘Melon Ball’ cutter, cut enough mango balls to fill your melon halves. Press the cutter down into the fruit first and then twist.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Beautifully ripe Mango!


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Fill the centers of your melon halves with  soft fruit of your choice and garnish with Nasturtium flowers or other edible flowers from the garden. Pansies, Jasmine, Geraniums, Lavender, Rosemary Camomile etc.

Stand each melon half on a Nasturtium or Mulberry leaf.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©

Here I have filled my melon with raspberries, blueberries and kiwi.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©



Refreshing Melon Cups ©



Nasturtiums come in different colors the orange colored ones go particularly well in this recipe.


Refreshing Melon Cups ©



Refreshing Melon Cups ©



Refreshing Melon Cups ©






Refreshing Melon Cups ©





Refreshing Melon Cups ©



Perfect for a hot Spring Day!






2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2013 11:44 am

    this looks so refreshing! Really good camera work too, makes the food look so inviting!


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