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Watermelon and cherry salad with cheat's cherry granita

Straightforward and speedy.

By Emma Knowles
  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 4 - 6
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Watermelon and cherry salad with cheat's cherry granita

Using frozen fruit in this cheat's granita means you don't have to wait for hours for it to freeze. Berries, mango or pineapple all work well this method; freeze your own when you have excess to use up, or use frozen fruit from the shops.


  • 300 gm cherries, pitted and halved, plus extra whole cherries to serve
  • 1 tbsp pure icing sugar
  • 1 tsp rosewater, or to taste
  • 200 gm labne or Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1.2 kg seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into wedges
  • Edible flowers (optional), to serve
Cheat’s cherry granita
  • 300 gm frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon


  • 1
    For cheat's cherry granita, process ingredients in a food processor, scraping down sides occasionally, until smooth (1-2 minutes). Transfer to a container and freeze.
  • 2
    Combine cherries, icing sugar and rosewater in a bowl. Spread labne on serving plates, top with watermelon, pitted and whole cherries and edible flowers and serve with granita.
  • Author: Emma Knowles