Minted Melon and Grapefruit Cocktail


Melon is always a popular starter. Here the flavour is complemented by the refreshing taste of citrus fruit and a simple dressing.


  • Galia Melon – 1, small (approx. 1kg), halved, seeds removed
  • Pink Grapefruit – 2
  • Yellow Grapefruit – 1
  • Dijon Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Raspberry Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Honey – 1 tsp
  • Mint – 1 tblsp, chopped
  • Mint Sprigs to garnish


  1. Carefully scoop the melon flesh into balls.
  2. Peel the grapefruits and cut all the white pith.
  3. Remove the segments by cutting between the membranes, reserving the juice.
  4. Whisk the mustard, vinegar, honey, chopped mint and grapefruit juice in a bowl.
  5. Add the melon balls and grapefruits.
  6. Mix well and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. Transfer to serving bowls.
  8. Garnish with a mint spring and serve.
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