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PLUM SALAD WITH CARDAMOM SYRUP IN A WHITE BOWL WITH PINK LINEN NAPKIN & ROSE ON THE SIDE
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Plum Salad with Cardamom Syrup

Our Plum Salad makes an exotic addition to your dessert menu. Luscious plums are perfumed in exotic cardamom rose syrup, transforming them into morsels of sublime flavour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: blackberries, cardamom, dessert, plums, rose water, syrup
Difficulty: Easy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian,
Servings: 6 as dessert
Calories: 187kcal

Ingredients

For the syrup...

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rose petals
  • 1 tbsp cardamom pods
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsps rose water

For the salad

  • 500 grams plums (approximatel 18oz)*
  • 500 grams red plums (approximately 18oz)*
  • 500 grams sugar plums (approximately 18oz)*
  • ½ tsp cardamom seeds

Instructions

1-MAKE SYRUP

  • Split the cardamom pods in half, small kitchen scissors are perfect for this.
  • Add the sugar, water, split cardamom pods and rose petals in a small pan.
  • Bring to the boil and then lower the heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and cool for five minutes, then add the lime juice and rose water.
  • Strain the syrup and discard the cardamom pods and rose petals.
  • Place in a clean airtight glass bottle and store in a cool dark place for a month or so.

2-PREPARE PLUMS

  • In the meantime wash blackberries under gently running cold water let them stand to drain.
  • Wash then dry all the plums.
  • Then starting at the fruit’s stem end, cut to the pit, and follow the indentation and cut around the pit.
  • Twist both “halves” of the fruit in opposite directions, separate and pull them apart.
  • Use a small sharp knife to prise the pit from the plums, for stubborn pits you may need to cut around the pit to dislodge it. 
  • For super, duper stubborn pits just slice around the pit in sections until you are able to wiggle the pit free. 
  • Then slice your plums into wedges. 

3-ASSEMBLE PLUM SALAD

  • Place all the plums and cardamom seeds in a mixing bowl, pour over the cooled syrup and toss well to combine.
  • Arrange in a salad bowl, garnish with the washed blackberries.
  • Keep it chilled in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

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Notes

*Use any combination of plums in whatever quantities suits you best, so long as you have a total of 1.5kg/3.3lbs of plums.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg