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The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

This is a non-recipe recipe, in that it's a ridiculously simple 4 ingredients (not including the S&P). But, it's one of my favorite salads. It's a great light lunch or a simple side for dinner. Tomato and cantaloupe is a glorious combination, that I know you'll enjoy!

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I vividly remember the dinner party where I first had this combination of flavors. It was mid-summer in Abu Dhabi and about a thousand degrees outside, so we just hung out in people's houses and had dinner parties. I was over for dinner at a friend's house, and I'm sure they made a lovely main course, but all I remember was this salad and talking about how good it was. It was actually embarrassing how much I talked about the salad. 

The Simplest Salad - Tomatoes & Cantaloupe

I hope you enjoy this flavor combination as much as I do. I think it's really important to use a very ripe cantaloupe. Mildly ripe cantaloupe is just meh. The flavor, and color, is at its best when it's super ripe. 


The Simplest Salad

Makes 1 large serving | Prep Time: 3 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 cantaloupe, scooped with a melon baller

15 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon olive oil 

5 basil leaves, roughly chopped

salt and pepper

Instructions

Combine the cantaloupe and cherry tomatoes in a bowl. 

Drizzle with olive oil and top with salt and pepper. 

Garnish with basil and serve immediately. 

Enjoy!


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