Saturday, July 21, 2012

Recipe Redux Summer Salad

I love summer fruit. Seriously I do. Although pumpkin does still have a special place in my heart, there is something so wonderful about perfect watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe. mmmm. And although my boyfriend would very much disagree with me, I adore mixing fresh summer fruits in salad. Savory and sweet, salty and rich. Plus when the temperature is rising and I'm living in an AC-free sauna apartment no-cook meals are where it's at. Like this salad:


Cantaloupe Salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cantaloupe diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 TBS mint leaves, minced
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS lime
  • Salt to taste

In a large bowl layer arugula, cantaloupe, and blueberries. In a separate dish mix honey, lime, mint, and salt. Pour dressing over salad. Sprinkled sliced almonds on top. Enjoy!
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8 comments:

Carlene RD said...

Love the honey mint dressing combo! We will definitely try that.

Nicole @WholeHealthRD said...

What is with these men?! My husband hates sweet and savory too. So I end up making big salads like this just for me at lunch :)

GrainCrazy said...

I have all these ingredients. I will have to try this out. Yum!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Yum yum yum! All my favorite fruits - I adore doing the fruit and savory thing, too. Will do this combo with the lettuce from my parents garden!

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Mary said...

Simple food at its best.

Ash Jones APD (The Off-Duty Dietitian) said...

Yum! Always love the addition of fruit to a savoury salad, but I've never though to use cantaloupe.

Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com said...

Ha! My BF is the same why. Why can't fruit be in savory dishes? I love adding fruit to my salads, pear is my favorite but cantaloupe sounds delicious as well. Thanks for posting!