Cantaloupe Recipes

 

Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing

Spinach and Cantaloupe Salad with Mint

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe Pineapple Salsa

 

 

Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing (Serves 4)

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 cups of baby arugula leaves
  • 1/4 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and cubed)
  • 1 avocado (peeled, pitted, and cubed)
  • 1/2 cup of toasted slivered almonds

 

Directions:

Whisk the sugar, paprika, salt, mustard, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil while whisking rapidly until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.

 

Place the arugula leaves into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with the cantaloupe and avocado pieces. Drizzle with the salad dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve

 

 

Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint (Serves 4)

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup sliced cantaloupe
  • 1 cup sliced avocado
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mint apple jelly
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


Directions:

Divide spinach between 2 serving plates. Arrange half of the cantaloupe and half of the avocado in a circular pattern over the spinach on each plate. Sprinkle with diced red pepper and fresh mint.

Mix together the mint jelly, white wine vinegar, oil and garlic. Drizzle over the salads. Serve.

 

 

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup (Serves 4-6)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded and cubed)
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Directions:

Peel, seed and cube the cantaloupe. Place cantaloupe and 1/2 cup orange juice in a blender or food processor; cover, and process until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in lime juice, cinnamon, and remaining orange juice. Cover, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Garnish with mint if desired.

 

 

Cantaloupe Smoothie (Serves 3)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded and cubed)
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 cups ice cubes


Directions:

Place cantaloupe cubes into the container of a blender.  Process until the ice is in small pieces.  Add sugar, and puree.  Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

 

 

Cantaloupe Pineapple Salsa

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 spicy red pepper (seeded and finely diced)
  • 2 large jalapenos (seeded and finely diced)
  • Small handful of cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Pinch of salt