Sour, sweet, salty, spicy and super-refreshing – this is an exciting combination. You could try swapping out the melon for chilled peaches or nectarines.
2 tablespoons sichuan peppercorns
2 tablespoons chilli flakes
6 tablespoons flaky sea salt
zest and juice 2 lemons
1 rock melon, cut into wedges with seeds and pulp removed
Place peppercorns, chilli flakes, salt and lemon zest in a small pan over a medium heat without any oil and toast until peppercorns begin to pop. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Once cool, place into a mortar and pestle and grind to a cracked-pepper consistency.
Cover melon wedges in lemon juice, and sprinkle with the salt.