Sometimes cantaloupe just needs some dressing up. And there are times that I want to feel all fancy-pants. Well, as fancy-pants as it could be to have a melon salad for dinner as an appetizer. That and it's time to use up all my herbs outside before the frost hits! Yes, Alaskan friends...the time is near. In two months time we WILL have snow. Winter is coming! Hey, don't shoot the messenger.

Produce On Parade - Basil and Mint Blueberry Melon Salad

Make this melon salad instead. It's fresh, sweet, salty,and sour. It exemplifies a brilliant and wonderful combination of flavors. Think of it as a celebration of life for the Summer.

Basil & Mint Blueberry Melon Salad

Serves 2

Inspired by myself

  • 2 cups cantaloupe (about 1/2 a melon), diced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, enough to just saturate the melon
  • sprinkling of erythritol or sugar

Chop the melon, mint, and basil. 

Produce On Parade - Basil and Mint Blueberry Melon Salad

Combine everything in a medium bowl and mix well. Serve chilled.

Produce On Parade - Basil and Mint Blueberry Melon Salad

Boom! You're done, and now you're fancy. Time for some tea, crumpets and Downton Abbey if you ask me...speaking of which, I'm watching the last episode of season three. Nooooo!

Basil and Mint Blueberry Melon Salad
Recipe Type: Snacks
Author: Katie - Produce On Parade
Serves: 2
A fresh and summery salad perfect as a snack, breakfast or dessert.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cantaloupe (about 1/2 a melon), diced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, enough to just saturate the melon
  • sprinkling of erythritol or sugar
Instructions
  1. Chop cantaloupe, mint and basil.
  2. Combine everything well in a medium bowl and serve chilled.