1 small watermelon

1 Charentais melon

2 packets of blueberries

1 – 2 lemons

4 to 6 tablespoons of brown sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of the fruits)

1 tablespoon of cherries

Fresh peppermint leaves for the garnish


Wash the melons and core the Charentais

Chop finely

Wash the blueberries and place on a towel to dry

Add 100ml of lemon juice to a pan along with the sugar and cherries and bring to the boil. Stir with a whisk (taste briefly with a teaspoon – the quantity of sugar can be adjusted according to the sweetness of the lemons and the fruits, as well as personal taste)

Pour the hot mixture over the fruits

Mix well with salad servers and garnish with the peppermint leaves

Leave to cool and serve

An excellent alternative would be to use only Charentais melons (or another type of sweet melon) and grapes instead of blueberries. The preparation would remain the same.

Sugar melons are slightly higher in calories than water melons but they are rich in minerals such as potassium and vitamin C and A and contain high quantities of fibre.