Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Exotic Lime Syrup for Fresh Fruit Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 2 cups
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2 cups water

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 inch long by 1/4-inch wide strip of lime peel

1/8 teaspoon turmeric or saffron

2 whole cardamom pods, crushed, 1 whole star anise and 1 cinnamon stick

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Simmer the water and sugar, ginger, lime peel, turmeric or saffron, whole spices for 5 minutes. Let cool and strain out spices. Stir in fresh lime juice before serving over fruit.