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Checkerboard Salad with Cantaloupe, Cucumber and Feta

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Bursting with fresh, summer flavours, this light and refreshing cantaloupe salad recipe is simply perfect for hot summer days when the melons are at their best. With salty briny feta, sweet juicy cantaloupe, crunchy juicy cucumber, and a citrusy dressing made with mint & lime, it's the perfect mix of savory and sweet. Serve it as a side dish at a barbecue or picnic.
Not only was it visually delightful and appealing, but it was so delicious that you would want to come back for more. You can also use bamboo skewers to thread them together with some fresh mint leaves.

SaladMint Lime Dressing
  • 1 block / 200 g Feta, cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 Cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 2 Cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • A handful Mint leaves, chopped, plus more for garish
  • 4 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • Sea salt
  • Peppers (I used a mixture of white, black, green and pink)
  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the flesh of the cantaloupe from the skin and cut into 1/2 inch squares or as square as possible. Cut the feta into the squares too. Peel the cucumbers, straighten the sides and cut the flesh into the squares.
  3. Arrange the prepared cantaloupe, cucumber and feta squares by alternating between them on a large platter and drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with more mint leaves and extra peppers if desired.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


Tom 28/6/23 23:08

...Angie, you certainly create exciting dishes! This is eye candy.

Cooking Julia 28/6/23 23:08

What a fresh salad, I made one like this a few years ago and I loved it!

roentare 28/6/23 23:59

Such a refreshing summer dish!

My name is Erika. 29/6/23 00:14

That looks so cool. And I like how you put them on toothpicks. They'd be a yummy appetizer. It always surprises me how good feta tastes with certain fruit. hugs-Erika

Norma2 29/6/23 00:37

A great idea! for each diner to take their portion!

DeniseinVA 29/6/23 02:07

You always impress me Angie, this looks so cute and I know it's delicious!

Citu 29/6/23 04:15

Genial y divertida ensalada. Te mando un beso.

Anonymous 29/6/23 05:39

Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog: This is such a creative idea and I especially love it on the skewers!

Lola Martínez 29/6/23 07:53

Que bonita ensalada, muy vistosa y fresca. Si la pongo en una barbacoa, seguro que es lo primero que comemos, hablo por mi, yo es lo que haría, ahora es lo que apetece y lo que más me gusta. El aliño también es muy rico y le va de maravilla.

DEZMOND 29/6/23 10:05

I'd never eat it as I don't mix my fruits with veggies, but I love the decor, the colour combo and the ingenious checherboard design! Lovely!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 29/6/23 14:15

Really elegant for serving guests and the flavors are just perfect for this heat!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 29/6/23 20:33

Your salad is so beautiful! Pinned and tweeted

Bill 29/6/23 21:18

Nice presentation for this dish.

Lowcarb team member 29/6/23 23:14

Lovely, perfect for summer :)

All the best Jan

tigerfish 30/6/23 00:41

What an interactive way to enjoy this salad, checkerboard style :P

Nancy Chan 30/6/23 04:52

Salad looks beautiful and refreshing.

Djangkaru Bumi 30/6/23 08:48

Sungguh luar biasa
keren banget
saya sangat suka
terimakasih atas sharingnya

The-FoodTrotter 30/6/23 11:11

What a very cute board! I should do that for summer :)

eileeninmd 30/6/23 12:10

Looks very cute, I would love this salad! Have a happy day and a great weekend.

Mbul Kecil 30/6/23 14:13

cute salad with satai style...i like the color of green, orange and caught my eye ^^

David M. Gascoigne, 30/6/23 15:31

Looks like a wonderful summer dish.

David 30/6/23 23:23

Angie, Very eye-catching! I love the fruit and feta combination... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Rainbow Evening 2/7/23 06:29

cantaloupe is one of favorite fruit...sweet

Cocoa and Lavender 5/7/23 01:26

I did a checkerboard salad once of watermelon and feta - so pretty. But I love you using cantaloupe and cucumber. Must try this!

Raymund 6/7/23 05:17

This certainly looks amazing! very pretty

The Velvet Runway 6/7/23 09:03

This looks amazing and I love the checkerboard presentation!
Julia x

Anonymous 15/7/23 01:57

I love this served both on the skewers and as the checkerboard. Both are such pretty combinations. And so delicious! :-) ~valentina


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