Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad with Basil and Feta

By • August 13, 2014 7 Comments

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Makes about 4 cups of salad

  • 1/2 of a small cantaloupe, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cucumber (any type will work but the hothouse variety -- seedless, with a thinner skin -- works best in this salad), cut into 1/2-inch chunks as well
  • 6 big basil leaves, chiffonaded (see note)
  • 3 ounces feta, crumbled
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Shelled sunflower seeds
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground pepper
  1. Toss cantaloupe, cucumber, basil, and feta in a medium bowl. Mix equal parts olive oil and balsamic together in a small bowl, then drizzle over the salad, tossing to coat if desired. Finish with a sprinkling each of sunflower seeds, salt, and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Note: I chiffonade everything that exists in leaf form because I think it's pretty. To make curly ribbons out of your herbs/kale/etc, stack leaves on top of each other and then roll tightly to form a green cigarette situation. Slice vertically across the roll, forming a pile of pretty little plant wisps.

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11 months ago Cherie

This is a really great summer salad, couldn't believe how great it tasted!

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12 months ago stilllifewithwhisk

Wow! This is such a wonderful salad. Where has it been all my life?

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12 months ago Shannon

I'm allergic to cucumber. What can I substitute?

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12 months ago Kendra Vaculin

i would say double the melon! maybe honeydew + cantaloupe?

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about 1 year ago mkbryant3

"...to form a green cigarette situation." Awesome. I loved that phrase.

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about 1 year ago rengahan

Just at first taste, this is wonderful! The taste is so fresh! I wonder how it will develop and will find out tomorrow at lunch.

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about 1 year ago glammie

>>Note: I chiffonade everything that exists in leaf form because I think it's pretty. << Me too!!