Melon Salad Recipes – Spinach, Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

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One of My Favorite Melon Salad Recipes is My Spinach Salad with Fresh Melons!

Of all the melon salad recipes, this easy melon salad recipe tops my summer favorite salads.  If you’re looking for a delicious, easy watermelon salad or a cantaloupe salad recipe, here’s your recipe.  This delightful spinach salad includes both melons. I used a spinach salad as my foundation and added cucumber with a few other ingredients.  The fabulous Honey Citrus Vinaigrette complements the fruit. Truly, this is a winning summer melon salad recipe. If desired, top with Maple Pecans for a real sweet treat. I have a few melon recipes on my healthy food blog.  I love sharing all my healthy easy recipes!

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Melon Salad Recipes Perfect Quick Summer Salads

I adore my easy watermelon salad with watermelon, tomatoes, and basil. My Watermelon and Tomato Salad recipe is from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook  This book focuses on healthy easy recipes. It is everyday healthy cooking. Another melon salad on my healthy food blog is my Watermelon Salsa from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook. I think fresh ripe melons make the best summer recipes. All my cookbooks contain easy summer recipes to inspire healthy cooking.  See which one you don’t have? Start eating healthy!

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Melon Salads Make The Best Summer Salads In Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook

  Gulf Coast Favorites: Over 250 easy recipes from my Louisiana Kitchen

Spinach and Melon Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette from Gulf Coast Favorites is one of the best summer melon salads!  I decided to take advantage of the beautiful summer produce.  I came up with the perfect summer salad for these hot days. Simple and refreshing.

The Honey Citrus Vinaigrette complements this melon salad. However, you can also use the vinaigrette over fruit or your favorite spinach salad.  I like including the pecans.  They add a sweet crunchiness with the spinach and melon.  You’ll find yourself using this fabulous vinaigrette on every salad. It is that good.  My Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook has so many easy salad recipes from side salads to entree salads. I can’t wait for you to try the recipes. This book also includes healthy Cajun recipes.  Check out my Louisiana recipes on my healthy food blog




Try a Melon Baller For Your Melon Salad Recipes! A Little Fancier Touch!

I like the Oxo melon baller because it is easy to use. Honestly, melon ballers are as easy to use as a knife, and they make a fancier salad.  The melon comes out into little balls.  These gadgets are inexpensive and use this  baller for other fruits too.  I keep the melon separately until you are ready to toss your salad. I like to prepare recipes ahead of time.   OXO Good Grips Melon Baller Watermelon Slicer & Melon Baller 2 in 1 Large Gourmet Melon Baller   Watermelon Slice & Melon Baller

Spinach and Melon Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

My summer melon salad recipes are refreshing and jam-packed with flavor. Your taste buts get a real thrill! You’ll love this fruity spinach melon salad accented with Maple Pecans.  Use the pecans if desired. I included the nutritional information below with and without the pecans.  This easy summer salad from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook makes a quick watermelon and cantaloupe salad recipe.  I like the refreshing flavor and easy preparation, and you will too. You can always make it with one type melon too. Remember to adjust recipes to your preference.

Makes 6 Servings

1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup cubed cantaloupe
1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup thin red onion slices, halved
Honey Citrus Vinaigrette (recipe below)
Maple Pecans (optional, recipe below)

1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss with Honey Citrus Dressing and Maple Pecans.

Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette goes great on fruit and other fruity salads.

2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash hot sauce

1. In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 77, Calories from fat (%) 28, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 29, Carbohydrate (g) 14, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 11, Protein (g) 2, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

Maple Pecans

Simple to make and there’s only two ingredients. Pecans add crunch and sweetness to any salad.  Best of all, they are high in antioxidants.  So, enjoy on a salad or for a snack. Also, you may toast the pecans without the syrup and put in the salad. Either way, I like nuts in a salad.

1/4 cup pecan halves
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1. Preheat oven 375 degrees. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In small bowl, combine pecans and syrup. Spread on prepared pan and bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutritional information per serving of Maple Pecans:  Calories 40, Calories from fat (%) 72, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 0, Carbohydrate (g) 3, Dietary Fiber (g) 0, Sugars (g) 2, Protein (g) 0, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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