This fruit salad with cantaloupe and peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mozzarella is simple yet delicious and refreshing. This salad is perfect served as a summer dessert topped with ice cream, for breakfast with yogurt and granola, or as an appetizer.
This summer I can’t seem to get enough of fruit salads. I have always loved fresh fruits as much as I enjoy breads and cheeses (it’s all about balancing, right?), but growing my own cantaloupes might have something to do with my latest obsession with fruit salads.
First I started by giving this old Fruit Salad recipe a fresher look, updating the photos and making a few adjustments to the original recipe.
Then I made this Watermelon Feta Salad, curious combination that had me wondering… turns out, it was so delicious and I ate it in all three meals for three days. No joke!
All while eyeballing my quickly growing cantaloupes in the garden, already scanning my brain for all the recipes I wanted to make with my homegrown cantaloupes.
The day came, when while visiting my garden the smell of fresh cantaloupe was so strong and overpowering my otherwise tomato scented garden. I knew they were ready to come home.
My homegrown cantaloupe was juicy and sweet like honey. I ate it like a child would, carelessly while cantaloupe juice ran down my chin and forearms. My belly was happy but my soul was happiest 🙂
So I made another fruit salad (sorry, but not sorry!). This yummy cantaloupe salad with peaches, garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh mozzarella cheese and lots of mint and basil, because I can never decide which I like more.
ways you can eat fruit salads
- for breakfast with your favorite yogurt and granola
- for breakfast as a topping for your oatmeal
- for lunch with fresh arugula or spinach
- for dessert with a scoop of ice cream
- as an appetizer or snack (for a fun twist try serving in skewers as pictured below!)
- frozen in smoothies (without the mozzarella cheese)
- frozen in drinks to add flavor
what can you serve fruit salads with
Because fruits salads are perfect for the summertime, it’s best that your pair with other summer recipes. Here are a few recipes that will complete your meal:
This delicious cantaloupe salad is truly a celebration of summer and all the things that I’m growing in my garden. Perhaps your garden too! Farmers markets are also a great place to buy local fresh seasonal fruits and produce or you can join a CSA near you.
But regardless of where your fruits and vegetables come from, you will not be disappointed with this delicious salad. It’s simple yet a powerful combination of flavors and textures, ultra hydrating and nourishing!
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Cantaloupe Peach Salad with Fresh Mozzarella
- 1/2 cantaloupe, cubed
- 2 peaches, sliced
- 1 cucumber, quatered
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- fresh mozzarella cheese
- fresh basil and mint
- pine nuts (optional)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all the fruit salad ingredients to a large bowl, and mix to combine. Transfer to a serving platter if you like
- In a small bowl whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing onto cantaloupe salad. Serve
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