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Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Cool and delicious - Cucumber Cantaloupe with Feta Salad brings a melody of textures and flavors perfect for entertaining.

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Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Feta

It’s almost like eating dessert first!

This refreshing summer salad is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors. The juicy, ripe cantaloupe balances perfectly with the cool, crisp cucumber and sweet red onion, while the salty feta cheese adds a creamy, savory element. Tossed with a light champagne vinaigrette, this salad is a delightful addition to any picnic or backyard barbecue. 

Garden Fresh Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Feta

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Servings:  6
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Prep Time :15 minutes
Total Time :15 minutes
Course : Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 79
Fat 5.7
Carbohydrates 5.4
Protein 2.4

It’s as pretty to look at as it is to eat. This salad is simple to toss together in minutes, making it perfect for when you’re short on time. Simply combine fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients, sprinkle on some salty feta cheese, and drizzle with the light champagne vinaigrette.

It’s a summer favorite for everyone at our house. Top it with a bit of fresh chopped basil before serving to make this quick and easy side dish that’s healthy, refreshing, and sweet to enjoy the taste of summer in every bite!

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Garden Fresh Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Feta

Garden Fresh Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Feta

Garden Fresh Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Feta - A melody of textures and flavors perfect for entertaining.
Kymberley @GfreeDeliciously
5 from 2 votes
This recipe may contain affiliate links. For more information, visit our Affiliate Disclosure.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 79 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 1 small to medium-size cantaloupe seeded, cubed or scooped into melon balls
  • 5 mini cucumbers sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 small red onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese crumbles
  • teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Basil leaves chopped

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1 part Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 parts Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
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INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Add the onion and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lightly toss together the cantaloupe, cucumber, and feta in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Just before serving, add the onion and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Add chopped basil, toss to incorporate and coat all ingredients.
  • Transfer to your serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Serves 6-8.

KITCHEN NOTES

For an extra layer of flavor and a crunchy addition, top with a few Candied Pecans.

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 5.4gProtein: 2.4gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 238.7mgPotassium: 116.6mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4.3gVitamin A: 50.4IUVitamin C: 9.3mgCalcium: 55.5mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword cantaloupe, cucumber, feta, onion
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