Misty Melon Salad Recipe
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Misty Melon Salad Recipe

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The pleasant poppy seed dressing complements the mixture of cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries and pineapple. This salad adds color to any meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 medium cantaloupe, cut into cubes
  • 1 medium honeydew, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 186 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberries. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice; set juice aside. Add pineapple to fruit mixture; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. For dressing, in a blender, combine the sugar, onion, salt, mustard and reserved pineapple juice; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with fruit salad. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Misty Melon Salad in Country February/March 2005, p49

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 252236
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"More work than it is worth. It took much more than 20 min. to peel and slice that stuff and the flavor is just so so."

herling User ID: 2884648 58462
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"This was wonderful. I didn't use the honeydew melon. I added green grapes and blueberries for color. I also doubled the dressing, but that really wasn't necessary."

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