Cantaloupe melon salad with feta and lime: refreshing recipe


I have spent all the summers of my life in my family's country house, surrounded by melon groves, so I cannot conceive of a summer without this fruit. My favorite is the Piel de Sapo and I used to despise other varieties, but lately I have discovered its gastronomic possibilities. A good example is this refreshing cantaloupe melon salad with feta cheese.

The cantaloupe is distinguished by its small size and its orange flesh, with a peculiar sweetish flavor. For my taste it is the perfect melon to combine in savory dishes, especially with cheeses and nuts. Serving it in small balls as part of a salad we achieve a very attractive and simple effect that is most appetizing.


For 4 people
  • Cantaloupe melon 1
  • Arugula 50 g
  • Canons 50 g
  • black olives 10
  • Cubed feta cheese 50 g
  • Fresh basil
  • Lime 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • Sherry vinager 15 ml
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt

How to Make Cantaloupe Salad with Feta and Lime

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 15 m
  • Elaboration 15 m

Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds. Scoop out small spheres with a scoop, or cut into bite-size cubes.

Wash the arugula and lamb's lettuce if necessary, draining them well. Mix and arrange in a bowl. Add the melon, the sliced ​​black olives and the feta cheese cut into small cubes. Grate the skin of the lime on top.

Lightly salt and pepper and add a few chopped fresh basil leaves. Season to taste with the lime juice, olive oil and vinegar. The sweetness of the balsamic works very well, although a softer vinegar such as apple vinegar is also suitable.

With what to accompany the melon salad

Cantaloupe salad with feta and lime is very light and refreshing, perfect to start a lunch or to serve with a light dinner. We could also add a little watermelon to create a nice contrast of colors and enhance freshness.

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