Easy Cantaloupe And Kale Salad

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It’s (almost) Summer, and what’s better than when fresh fruit and vegetables go on sale? I really don’t care for fruit in the Winter; I’ll take a hot chocolate, please. But in the Summer it’s much more appealing and so refreshing to eat. This salad is simple with just 5 ingredients that you have to throw together and really lets the produce speak for itself.

Cantaloupe And Kale Salad

Ingredients(Makes 2 servings):

  • 1/2 large cantaloupe, diced
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped*
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Goat cheese(optional)

*I used frozen kale which I thawed and dried. It worked out fine but if I were serving this to others I would definitely use fresh kale.

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Combine the cantaloupe, kale, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl or salad tosser and toss until the ingredients have spread out. Plate and top with goat cheese if desired.

April 10th 001

This was excellent. A little tang from cheese would have added a good extra dimension but on its own it was really fresh and vibrant.

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14 Responses to Easy Cantaloupe And Kale Salad
  1. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 12, 2011 | 9:02 am

    mm mmm mmmmmm the combo looks so perfect, especially because I love cantalope! :)

    love that you paired it with pinto beans :)

  2. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 12, 2011 | 9:26 am

    Looks great! I still haven’t tried kale yet. I know it’s supposed to be good (and good for you) but it still sort of intimidates me..

  3. Caity
    April 12, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    Such an interesting idea for a flavor combination, I’m looking forward to trying this out soon.

    P.S. Your Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Bean Salad was plate-licking good. Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 12, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    I wouldn’t have combined cantaloupe with kale, but looking at this I can see how it works!

  5. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    April 12, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Canteloupe and kale? I’m skeptical. But you’ve never led me astray before…

  6. Erin @ Big Girl Feats
    April 12, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    I laughed out loud at the “almost” summer, considering it’s almost spring but I like your positive thinking! Plus it IS free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry’s so that’s a good summer sign.

  7. amy (fearless homemaker)
    April 12, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    this looks great! i actually have kale in the house right now (bought some to make kale chips earlier), so i might whip up one of these with the rest of it. + i agree – the cheese would be a lovely addition.

  8. Emma (Namaste Everyday)
    April 12, 2011 | 9:11 pm

    what a creative combo! That’s the great thing about summer, working those delicious fruits in surprising places!

  9. Evan @swEEts
    April 12, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    I’m pretty sure Mountain Man has some kale growing in the garden and I know we have cantaloupe so I’ll have to try this out! I’m intrigued :)

  10. holly
    April 14, 2011 | 10:22 am

    kale and cantaloupe?!?! really?!?! okay, i don’t like cantaloupe AT ALL, but perhaps another kind of melon? i am intrigued.

    and sorry for the plethora of exclamantion points and question marks.

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