Meals and Courses

Very Berry Fruit Salad

prep 10 mins, plus cooling cook 10 mins
  • 3 oranges
  • 50 g (2 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 1 cinnamon stick, lightly bruised
  • 250 g (8 oz) fresh strawberries
  • 200 g (7 oz) fresh cherries
  • 125 g (4 oz) fresh raspberries
  • 125 g (4 oz) fresh blueberries

Squeeze the juice from the oranges into a measuring jug and make up to 300 ml (½ pint) with cold water. Put in a saucepan with the sugar, vanilla pod and cinnamon stick. Heat over a low heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, then simmer gently for 5 minutes until a light syrup is reached.

Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely. Remove the vanilla pod and cinnamon stick.

Hull and halve the strawberries, then put in a large bowl with the remaining berries and pour over the syrup. Stir well and leave to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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