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Recipe: Cantaloupe Salad

This is a wonderful twist on a traditional summer fruit salad.

Cantaloupe Salad Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 2 bananas, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cantaloupe, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup seedless red grapes

  • cup poppy seed salad dressing

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions

How to Make Cantaloupe Salad

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, toss bananas in the lemon juice. Mix in the cantaloupe and grapes. Just prior to serving, toss with the poppy seed dressing. Garnish with bacon and green onions, and serve.

Cantaloupe Salad Nutritions

  • Calories: 389.3 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 41.2 g

  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

  • Fat: 21.2 g

  • Fiber: 3.2 g

  • Protein: 9 g

  • SaturatedFat: 4.3 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 663.6 mg

  • Sugar: 30.6 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Cantaloupe Salad Reviews

  • Interesting twist on a fruit salad - its kind of like prosciutto and melon (which is very good). I liked this but opted to omit the bacon and reduced the amount of dressing - I used 2-3T and it was plenty. As I suspected the bananas didnt hold up and I would probably leave those out next time.

  • Maybe I am not a poppy seed dressing lover. It all sounded good but the dressing made everything "slimey" with a "I dont like this taste" flavor. Bacon, onions and cantaloupes were great together, though.

  • Certainly not something that I would have thought of myself, but the sweet, salty and savory flavors really do work I used a raspberry dressing for this and it was delicious. Thanks

  • This was a wonderful salad. I sprinkled the bacon and onions on each plate so any leftover wouldnt get soggy. A keeper for sure

  • This is a terrific salad Easy to make and yummy. I really like the combination of sweet and savoury tastes. I think prosciutto would be nice instead of the bacon when you dont feel like frying. In my small town I had trouble finding poppy seed dressing. I eventually found one by Renees, which was good. The only other offering was Kraft Creamy Poppyseed, which looked a bit too creamy for this. Id be interested to know what other people used.Great recipe Donna

  • I was not sure about this recipe with the onions, but decided to give it a try and am I glad. It was GREAT

  • Not a good recipe. Enough said.

  • I make this all the time in the summer - everyone loves it. Were vegetarian, so I use vegetarian strips (Stripples or Morningstar Farm breakfast strips - put them in the oven until theyre crispy, but watch that they dont burn) instead of bacon.

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