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Citrus salad with dates

Fresh dates are such a treat: sweet, succulent and tender. They are the perfect complement to grapefruit and orange in this refreshing vitamin C-rich dessert. With a syrup flavoured with star anise, Campari and some fresh mint, this offers a real taste sensation at the end of a meal.

 Citrus salad with dates
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Citrus salad with dates

Ingredients

2 tablespoons honey
½ cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed citrus juice, such as orange and grapefruit
3 star anise
1 white grapefruit
1 pink grapefruit
2 oranges
1 blood orange or another pink grapefruit
2 tablespoons Campari
6–8 fresh dates, pitted and halved
2 sprigs of fresh mint, stalks removed and leaves thinly sliced or chopped

Preparation

  1. Combine the honey, citrus juice and star anise in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil over a moderate heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5–7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, peel the citrus fruits, removing as much white pith as possible.
  4. Slice the fruits crosswise, removing any pips.
  5. Arrange the citrus slices in a serving bowl.
  6. Add the Campari to the syrup and cook for a further 1–2 minutes.
  7. Pour the hot syrup over the citrus slices.
  8. Arrange the halved dates over the top, then sprinkle with sliced mint.
  9. Leave the salad to macerate until ready to eat.

Each serving provides 628 kJ, 150 kcal, 2 g protein, 0 g fat, 32 g carbohydrate (32 g sugars), 3 g fibre

Serves 4
Preparation: 15–20 minutes
Cooking: 15–20 minutes



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