October is breast cancer awareness month and it provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. According to a research, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women… did you know that 42 women are diagnosed each day in Australia?? And while survival rates continue to improve, awareness and research are the key! After organising the Big Barbecue Online Event to spread the word about prostate cancer, this time I am taking part in the #ShowYourSupport campaign launched by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Please, consider a donation at Show Your Support or scroll down for other useful links. For such an important occasion, I decided to create a simple and healthy Watermelon and Strawberry Salad… pink in colour for the cause, obviously. I love fruit salads in general and this one is exceptional: refreshing, pretty and delicious. I love the lime and ginger syrup, it adds an exotic touch to a simple dish. Do try it!! I’d like to thank Louis Thiers for donating the beautiful pink cutlery in the photos.
Watermelon and Strawberry Salad with Ginger and Lime Syrup
Watermelon and Strawberry Salad dressed with a Ginger and Lime syrup for the breast cancer awareness month.
Ginger and Lime Syrup
- 70 gms – 1/3 cup sugar
- 70 ml – 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
- Juice of ½ lime
- ½ watermelon
- 15-20 strawberries hulled
- Zest of 1 lime
- Mint leaves
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and put it on the fire until the sugar has melted.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you are interested in making a donation or reading more about breast cancer, here are my charities of choice. Remember that this is a really worthy cause to support!
Australia – Breast Cancer Network Australia
New Zealand – Breast Cancer Network New Zealand
US – Breast Cancer Action
US – Living Beyond Breast Cancer
UK – Breast Cancer Now
IT – AIRC
Jennifer @Milk and Honey says
My favorite kind of fruit salad. I like one colour fruit salads – all red (like yours), all -green (grapes, kiwis, gooseberries, honeydew) etc. Most fruit is improved with a spritz of citrus. Love the addition of lime in yours.
An easy to prepare salad! I am just curious how the ginger affects the taste of the salad. I wanted to try it but I am not into ginger but the idea of adding it really makes me wonder. Can you share how does it taste like?
It adds a little spiciness to the syrup which cuts through the sweetness. Maybe you can add less ginger to start with and see if you like it.