Cardamom-Flavored Fruit Salad (Salatat Al-Fawaakih)
15 mins (prep 10, cooking 5)
8 ingredients
6-8 servings
From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa"-Arabian Gulf. This is the BEST fruit salad my husband or I have ever tried! It's easy, healthy, refreshing and WONDERFUL. You have to like cardamom to really appreciate it though. You may find yourself doubling the sauce in the future because you want to drink it up. I don't repeat very many recipes because there are too many new ones to try but this one is repeated over and over during cantaloupe season. I'm sure it would work with other fruits as well but I like this combo so much I haven't experimented.

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  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 lbs)
  • 2 medium tangerines, peeled sectioned and sections cut in half
  • 2 medium apples, peeled cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (i use fuji)
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisin (i use golden)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup orange juice


Serving Size (63.31 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 148.89 Calories from Fat 1.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.13g 1.17%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 1.13%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 6.95mg 1.74%
Total Carbohydrate 39.82g 79.65%
Dietary Fiber 1.42 g 34.03%
Sugars 24.07 g %
Protein 0.65g 7.85%
Vitamin A 20.67IU% Vitamin C 6.37mg%
Calcium 8.5mg% Iron 0.65mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cardamom