Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey and Lime Agar Agar

As Agar agar on its own does not have any calories, this is a healthy, low calorie desert. Made from seaweed it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Here we have added the jelly to a fresh fruit salad for an interesting combination of textures.


Ingredients

500ml water
2 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp agar agar powder or 15g strips(soaked in water)
2 drops food colouring (optional)
Any combination fresh fruit to make up a fruit salad

Cooking Method

Serves 4

In a saucepan sprinkle the powdered agar agar in the water.

Bring to the boil and reduce heat, add honey, lime juice and food colouring stiring well.

If using agar strands, ensure all the strands have melted.

Remove from the heat and strain through muslin into a rinsed container, cling film and refrigerate.

Cut jelly into cubes and serve with fruit salad for a light, refreshing desert.