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Ham and Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

Ham and Cantaloupe Salad The sweetness of the fruit pairs up perfectly with ham and pineapple juice, the white wine seems to complement both. 

Try this classic ham and melon combination turned into a fun and colourful summer salad recipe with extra flavour enhancement for your family or friends.

Ham and Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

Ham and Cantaloupe Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 small cantaloupe, halved, peeled and seeded
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 8 oz. lean cooked ham, cut into bite-size strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 small cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup torn fresh spinach
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. snipped fresh mint or 1/2 tsp. dried mint, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
    
    
    

Cooking Instructions:

  • Coarsely chop one-quarter of the melon; slice remaining melon.
  • In a large bowl combine chopped melon, romaine, ham, cucumber, spinach, and green onion.
  • In a screw-top jar combine pineapple juice, white wine vinegar, oil, and mint. Cover and shake well.
  • Arrange melon slices on four serving plates. Drizzle dressing over greens mixture; toss lightly to coat.
  • Divide greens mixture among plates with melon slices. If desired, sprinkle with almonds.

COOK’S TIP
When choosing any type of melon, pick those that feel heavy for their size and have no cracks and bruises. When cantaloupe is ripe, the area between the webbing will be light gold.

 

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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2 comments

  1. Oooh, like my fave duo of prosciutto and melon — only in a neat salad instead. 😉

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