Fast Recipes

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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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.