Watermelon with kaffir lime syrup

Try this refreshing summer watermelon dessert
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  • Updated:8 Jun 2010

01.Watermelon with kaffir lime syrup

CHOICE recipe


1 cup water
1 cup castor sugar
5 kaffir lime leaves, crushed
½ large watermelon, skin removed, sliced 1 cm thick
3 kaffir lime leaves extra, sliced very finely

CHOICE recipe


  • In a medium saucepan add water, sugar and kaffir lime leaves.
  • Heat gently stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil without stirring, reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until a syrup is formed.
  • Remove kaffir lime leaves and allow to cool.
  • Place chilled watermelon on a large serving plate, pour over syrup and sprinkle with extra kaffir lime leaves.


  • A very refreshing dessert on a hot summers day.
  • The syrup can also be used to make a refreshing drink.  Just add lemon juice, crushed ice and soda water. See lemon grass /kaffir lime lemonade recipe.
  • Any left over syrup can be stored in the fridge for later use or frozen.


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