Starry Fruit Salad


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Serves 6
The scraps of fruit left over from cutting the star shapes can be added to the salad. If you like, use yellow watermelon in place of the pineapple.

Whisk together in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat:
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water

Continue simmering until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in:
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

Set aside to cool. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices and cut with a star cookie cutter:
1 small seedless watermelon (about 5 to 7 pounds)
1 large pineapple, skin removed

Arrange melon and pineapple slices on individual plates and add:
1 1/2 cups blueberries
2 carambolas (star fruit), sliced

Drizzle each plate of fruit with lime syrup and sprinkle salad with:
2 tablespoons thinly sliced mint leaves

Serve and enjoy!