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Cantaloupe with Figs, Basil and Kalamata Olives

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Cantaloupe with Figs, Basil and Kalamata

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 By Megan Kramer

The hunt for the perfect cantaloupe is on. You squeeze it, smell it, turn it, tap it.  Then you take it home and slice it, scoop it, quarter it, cube it and savor the sweet, juicy fruit that is perfectly in season right now.  This week at Thursdays, we are celebrating this tasty fruit, that just so happens to be over 90% water.  So, it’s the ideal treat for these hot summer days when we could all use a little extra hydration.  I found this recipe for a cantaloupe salad that includes figs, basil and kalamata olives.  It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, is a great alternative to a traditional green salad, and is utterly delicious!

Cantaloupe with Figs, Basil and Kalamata Olives

by Megan (adapted from babble.com)

What you need:             melon_and_fig

  • a cantaloupe, cut into pieces
  • around 10 fresh figs, sliced
  • a dozen or so kalamata olives
  • 2 tbs fresh basil diced, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tbs live oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • fresh ground pepper

What you do:

Combine the cantaloupe, figs, olives, and basil together.  Then in a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and olive oil, and then add the cayenne pepper.  Place the cantaloupe mixture onto a plate and add the dressing.  Garnish with the rest of the basil and black pepper.  Enjoy!!

Xo,

Megan

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