Cantaloupe, Cucumber and Avocado Salad
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This is the perfect salad on those days when the summer heat is getting you down. Light and fresh this would make a great salad for a party or barbecue.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ large cantaloupe, seeds and rind removed
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves (basil would also work)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about ½ lime
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½-inch piece of ginger, finely grated
  1. Using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, slice the melon into long ribbons. Repeat with the cucumber, stopping when you hit seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, olive oil and ginger and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl toss the cantaloupe and cucumber with half of the dressing and then divide among four plates.
  4. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and gently peel the skin away from the flesh. Slice the avocado into thin slices and fan out on top of the salad. Drizzle remaining dressing over the top and scatter the mint over the top.
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