Cantaloupe Walnut Salad w Maple Mint Yogurt Dressing
I went into the kitchen to get a cup of chai this morning. It was nearing lunchtime and when I reached into the fridge to grab the milk, the cantaloupe reached out to me. I came out of the kitchen with this salad. I got so caught up in the salad that I had to go back into the kitchen for the tea.
You must try this salad. It is pure simplicity to make, but tastes like heaven, especially if you can find yourself a really good juicy sweet cantaloupe. The sweet maple syrup with the mint and the tangy yogurt perfectly balance the juicy muskmelon and the crunch of the nuts. The mixed greens just round it all out, adding crunch, color, and variety.
Not to mention your body will love you for it. Every ingredient in this simple salad pitches in to help you feel energized and alive.
Cantaloupe & Toasted Walnut Salad with Maple Mint Yogurt Dressing
Inspired by my Maple Mint Cantaloupe Lassi
- Mixed greens
- Fresh cantaloupe, cut into chunks
- Toasted Walnuts
- Maple Mint Yogurt Dressing (recipe below)
Mix up the dresssing. Fill your bowl most of the way with greens. Add a generous pile of cantaloupe chunks. Sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of toasted walnuts. Drizzle with the Maple Mint Yogurt dressing to your heart’s content. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or edible flowers if you like. Revel in the wonderful taste of this ultra simple salad.
Maple Mint Yogurt Dressing
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- About 1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients. Drizzle generously on the salad. Store any remaining dressing in a covered container in the fridge.