A refreshing cantaloupe salad recipe with simple ingredients to make sure you get your daily dose of vitamins from fruits and veg, topped with a delicious dressing. Perfect for the summer!
Not sure what to do with your cantaloupe? Make a cantaloupe salad, full of delicious flavours, with the perfect easy dressing that everyone will love. It's ideal for the summer because it's refreshing, sweet and works so well as a side dish for any of your BBQ, including vegan steak or vegan sausages.
How to pick the perfect cantaloupe melon
The secret to the perfect cantaloupe salad is picking the right ripe cantaloupe melon. It's easier than you think to pick the right one from your local supermarket. A ripe cantaloupe is juicy and sweet and fills your mouth with a joyful honey-like taste.
You can get a cantaloupe from the market but any supermarket can sell a good melon too! The first thing you need to do to pick up the best ripe cantaloupe is to smell it. You should be able to enjoy a sweet scent the moment you bring it closer to your nose. To put it simply, if you can't smell the melon yet it's not ripe.
However, don't be discouraged if your local supermarket cantaloupe melons don't immediately smell like honey! You can always buy one and leave it on the counter for a few days. You will want to wait for it because it's the juiciness of the cantaloupe that really makes the salad awesome.
We normally buy them on a Monday when we do our shopping for the week and make the cantaloupe salad at the weekend. Just on time for those laid back weekend grills with family and friends.
Did you buy a cantaloupe that already smells perfectly and you can tell it's ripe and fragrant? Place it in the fridge so it keeps a few more days if you are not ready to eat it on the same day. You don't want to leave a ripe cantaloupe on the counter as it will go off and become slightly sour, less juicy and nice.
How do you make an easy cantaloupe melon salad
This salad takes just 10 minutes and it's super easy to make. The perfect cantaloupe salad has an amazing ripe melon in it, peeled and diced. Add sliced fresh cucumber (you can also use those delicious summer cucumbers, they are juicy and nice), halved cherry tomatoes and sliced red onion.
All you need to do now is add the dressing: olive oil, agave syrup and white balsamic vinegar.
Mix well and add some salt and pepper to taste. That's it. Serve it immediately and enjoy it fresh. It can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for a couple of days also.
This cantaloupe salad is made with ingredients that go really well with a variety of summer grill recipes. You can play with so many sides and mains which is why this salad is so versatile and perfect for the summer.
It's also healthy, sweet and lovely, so you will love it so much.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.