Cantaloupe Summer Salad

I’ve shared with you my love of fresh salads including last week’s simple cucumbers and tomatoes.  You’ve probably noticed I like to add fruit to my veggies and veggies with my fruit. It’s a win-win.  Today let’s looks at fresh summer cantaloupe and spice it up with tomatoes, black pepper, and onions. This is another great way to use the veggies in your garden.

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Cantaloupe Summer Salad using #fresh #cantaloupe #onions #peppers #tomatoes #salad

 

If you’re the kind of person who really needs a leafy green in all your salads, throw in some baby spinach, avocado, and a little cucumber. It’s a great classic variation with the same sweet cantaloupe with a savory verve. A perfect blend of sweetness and savory with a classic vinaigrette dressing.

 

 

spinach cantalope salad

 


This would make the perfect salad to take along to outdoor gatherings or BBQs or to serve as a side at pretty much any dinner.

 

Cantaloupe Summer Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 fresh cantaloupe seeded, cubed or scooped with a melon baller
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • optional baby spinach and a chopped cucumber

 

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Directions

 

  1. In a bowl whisk oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper
  2. Add cantaloupe, onion, & tomatoes to bowl
  3. Toss gently to coat

 

Best served fresh, though leftovers keep in the refrigerator up to 2 days

 

 

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Enjoy!

 

 


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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

4 thoughts to “Cantaloupe Summer Salad”

  1. It does look good. I do like cantaloupe. It’s one of those foods I shouldn’t have during this time of year. Why? Because it’s related to ragweed. I have a list, sadly. I still sneak them anyhow at times.

    1. I understand – I rarely eat melons as they are all kissing cousins to rag weed. Occasionally I have a bite. Sounds like we’re in the same boat.

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