Hello and welcome. I’m Ula Robertson Neumann and today I’m going to show you how to make a cantaloupe salad. Cantaloupe can be an unusual ingredient for a salad and here I will show you what you can do with it.
Cantaloupe Salad Ingredients
You are going to need:
1 cup of shredded radicchio
1/2 cup of shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup of whole cilantro leaves
1 whole avocado drizzled with lime juice to prevent coloration
Flavors in Cantaloupe Salad
And today I did something unusual with the cantaloupe. I grilled it and what it does to the cantaloupe, it brings out the real nice and sweet flavor. So, normally I would give it a Caribbean flavor, but today I have soy sauce so I’m going the Asian way. I have soy sauce, a little bit of sesame seed oil, ginger, some hot pepper flakes and some chopped up garlic.
Properties of Different Ingredients
So the hot pepper flakes are optional, in case you don’t want it spicy, but they really add a nice thing to this salad. The radicchio adds a little bit of the bitter flavor; the red cabbage, some nice crunch; the cilantro is nice and citrusy; and avocado makes it very, very nice and creamy; and the star of our dish, the cantaloupe, is juicy and sweet.
Preparing Cantaloupe Salad Dressing
So I have about 1/2 cup of soy sauce and in goes the garlic, hot peppers and ginger. We stir it all up, add a drop of sesame seed oil, that’s all there is to it. So let’s pour the dressing over it.
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