This is a quick and easy salad that is healthy and delicious. As I mentioned in a previous post, this salad goes great with my Champagne Vinaigrette or any other light vinaigrette. I highly recommend buying organic for all ingredients if you can find it. My favorite organic produce comes from my CSA boxes I get every two weeks from Farm Fresh to You. You can check out my videos that I do, called Unboxings, which feature me opening the box and sharing recipe ideas and produce storage and selection tips.
Goat cheese pairs very nicely with the cantaloupe in this recipe and the arugula gives a nice balance to the sweetness. I used to hate arugula because it is quite bitter, but I have actually found that now it is the only thing I like to use against some sweeter fruit ingredients in a salad. Try arugula with peaches or watermelon as well. The vinaigrette here is also perfect as a contrast.
However, if you still don’t enjoy the arugula, give spinach a try in its place. It won’t have the same peppery bite but perhaps that is what you are trying to avoid in arugula. I know I felt the same way for a time.
This salad is so easy to throw together. You can do what I do and cut the cantaloupe into bite-sized pieces on a Sunday afternoon and store them in a tupperware to use throughout the week. I also mix up a batch of the vinaigrette to keep in the fridge. Salad is as easy as tossing together the melon, greens and pre-prepared goat cheese crumbles and topping it with dressing. You can even add a few slices of prosciutto if you like. Adds a bit of saltiness and protein and cantaloupe and prosciutto are a classic combination.
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- 1 cup arugula
- 1 ½ cups cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
- 1-2 tablespoons goat cheese crumbles
- ¼ cup microgreens
- 2 slices proscuitto (optional)
- Champagne Vinaigrette
- Arrange arugula, cantaloupe, goat cheese and microgreens on your serving platter.
- If using, lay prosciutto slices across the top or cut into smaller pieces if desired.
- Drizzle with vinaigrette and enjoy!