Cantaloupe, Cuke & Bacon Salad
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Cantaloupe mixes nicely with fresh veggies for this refreshing salad.
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegetable
Serves: 2
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 c. cantaloupe, small chunks
  • ½ c. pecans or walnuts, toasted & chopped
  • ¼ c. red onion, thinly sliced
  • Handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3-4 c. greens (romaine, baby spinach, arugula - whatever you have)
  • Handful of fresh feta cheese (optional)
Citrus Dressing:
  • ¼ c. fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tb. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 Tb. lowfat plain yogurt (add more if you'd like a thicker dressing)
For the Dressing:
  1. In a small bowl, combine juices, honey, salt & pepper then whisk in the olive oil. When combined, whisk in the yogurt. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
For the Salad:
  1. Place the bacon strips in a non-stick skillet and cook until crispy. Transfer to paper towel and crumble into small pieces when cool. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Prepare the nuts, melon and onion. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use (do not assemble until ready to serve, as the greens will become soggy). Add in cilantro leaves before dressing salad.
You won't use all the dressing, as this makes a good amount. Keep the extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another round of salad :)
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at