Cantaloupe and Greens With Balsamic Dressing

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Barb G.

This Tasty salad is made with cantaloupe balls, lettuce and a balsamic dressing. Diced prosciutto or other meats can be added for a hardier salad. Dressing is also good served warm over a spinach salad. Makes a great marinade for shellfish or poultry.

Top Review by charlesdlou_6821220

This dressing takes a little time to prepare, but is really worth it. I found that it looked awful though and improved its looks greatly by emulsifying in a mini food processor. I fixed it for a "company" dinner and everyone loved it. The cantaloupe is a refreshing addition to a green salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare salad dressing; In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the 1/2 olive oil and add 1/4 cup onions.
  2. Cook about 10 minutes or until onions are transparent and lightly golden.
  3. Remove onion from oil with slotted spoon.
  4. Increase heat to mediun-high.
  5. Add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and the 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar and bring to a boil.
  6. Boil 1 minute.
  7. Carefully add the 2 tablespoons brown sugar (It may splatter) Boil one minute more,Add 1/2 the onions.
  8. (Save remaining for another use.) Cool and store dressing in Refrigerator until ready to use.
  9. In a large Salad bowl, mix greens, onion and cantaloupe balls or cubes.
  10. Add dressing a little at a time and toss.
  11. Add pepper and enjoy.

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