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), 0mg 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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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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