Matunda
(Tropical Fruit Salad)
Serves 6


1/2 medium pineapple
1/2 medium water melon
1 ripe mango
2 bananas sliced
2 oranges
juice of 2 lemons
juice of 2 oranges
1 star fruit  (if available)
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt


Grate the rind for zest and squeeze the jice from the 2 lemons and 2 oranges.  Mix the zest and jice and boil for 3 minutes with the sugar.  Chill the syrup in the refrigerator.  Cut pineapple, water melon, mango and 2 oranges into cubes.  Add the banana slices and a pinch of salt. Pour the syrup over the fruit and chill in the refigerator.