Cantaloupe Salad Recipe -
Cantaloupe Salad Recipe
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Cantaloupe Salad

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"This is a wonderful twist on a traditional summer fruit salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss bananas in the lemon juice. Mix in the cantaloupe and grapes. Just prior to serving, toss with the poppy seed dressing. Garnish with bacon and green onions, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2005

Certainly not something that I would have thought of myself, but the sweet, salty and savory flavors really do work! I used a raspberry dressing for this and it was delicious. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2006

Interesting twist on a fruit salad - it's kind of like prosciutto and melon (which is very good!). I liked this but opted to omit the bacon and reduced the amount of dressing - I used 2-3T and it was plenty. As I suspected the bananas didn't hold up and I would probably leave those out next time.


8 Ratings

Oct 27, 2003

Maybe I am not a poppy seed dressing lover. It all sounded good but the dressing made everything "slimey" with a "I don't like this taste" flavor. Bacon, onions and cantaloupes were great together, though.

Aug 28, 2003

This was a wonderful salad. I sprinkled the bacon and onions on each plate so any leftover wouldn't get soggy. A keeper for sure!

Feb 07, 2005

I was not sure about this recipe with the onions, but decided to give it a try and am I glad. It was GREAT!!!

Sep 10, 2003

This is a terrific salad! Easy to make and yummy. I really like the combination of sweet and savoury tastes. I think prosciutto would be nice instead of the bacon when you don't feel like frying. In my small town I had trouble finding poppy seed dressing. I eventually found one by Renee's, which was good. The only other offering was Kraft Creamy Poppyseed, which looked a bit too creamy for this. I'd be interested to know what other people used. Great recipe Donna!

Aug 30, 2005

Not a good recipe. Enough said.

Dec 15, 2007

I make this all the time in the summer - everyone loves it. We're vegetarian, so I use vegetarian strips (Stripples or Morningstar Farm breakfast strips - put them in the oven until they're crispy, but watch that they don't burn) instead of bacon.


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  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 664 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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