Give your fruit salad a boost of flavour! Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad is a lightly sweetened fresh summer salad served with a lime and maple syrup dressing. With a garnish of fresh mint, this is one refreshing salad.
Bring on the fresh fruit!! Once the weather is warm, it’s time for some fresh fruit. Whether it’s summertime (or still spring), there’s no better way to enjoy in-season fruit than with a fresh salad. With a naturally-sweetened fruity flavour, Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad is the perfect fresh treat.
What makes this salad extra special is its dressing. The simple combination of lime, maple syrup, fresh mint, and cinnamon amps up the flavours of the fruit. The salad is sweeter, more flavourful, and it turns a regular fruit salad into a delicious and healthy dessert.
Each ingredient increases the flavour. Lime heightens the natural fruity flavour. Maple syrup adds to the sweetness. Mint adds a refreshing flavour. While cinnamon rounds out the salad’s yumminess. Yes, yumminess!!
Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad may look fancy, but it’s surprisingly easy to make thanks to one simple kitchen tool – a melon baller. A melon baller is shaped like a cookie scoop and helps to create those round melon balls.
Melon balls not only look beautiful, but they’re also delicious. They’re a feast for the eyes and for the mouth. Each beautifully uniformed bite bursts with the sweetest part of the melon.
If you don’t have a melon baller, you can still make this recipe. You can use a cookie scoop or a rounded measuring spoon to form these fruity balls. Cookie scoops are actually great for making melon balls. The spring load action releases them so easily.
To make a perfect melon ball, first cut the cantaloupe in half and remove the seeds. Press the melon baller (or similar tool) fully into the cantaloupe’s flesh. Rotate the baller 180 degrees and you should have a perfectly formed melon ball in your spoon.
If you end up with some irregular chunks, try again. This time, press the melon baller more firmly into the fruit. With a small amount of pressure and a simple twist of the wrist, you can enjoy some delicious cantaloupe balls.
When you’re all done, keep the remaining cantaloupe rind. It’s the perfect serving bowl for a Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad.
No matter where or when you serve it, Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad is always a hit. Bring it to potlucks, backyard barbeques, or family get-togethers, this salad is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.
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Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad
A fresh and refreshing take on a fruit salad with a lime and maple-sweetened dressing. The combination of cantaloupe melon balls and blueberry create a simple and delicious fruit salad that’s a real crowd pleaser.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 cantaloupe, formed into melon balls
- 1 pint blueberries
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint
- 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
- Using a melon baller, form cantaloupe into melon balls.In a small bowl, combine lime juice, maple syrup, mint, and cinnamon.
- Place cantaloupe and blueberries in a large bowl. Drizzle with lime dressing. Gently mix to combine.
- Transfer salad to cantaloupe rind or serve in a bowl.
If you love fruit, you may also enjoy Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
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