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Cantaloupe and Basil Salad

A refreshing sweet and savory summer side dish, this easy cantaloupe and basil salad deserves a spot at your next summer get-together.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 87kcal


  • Large bowl


  • 1 medium cantaloupe cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt more or less depending on preference
  • ¾ teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes or use crushed red pepper to taste
  • ½ ounce Thai basil leaves


Prepare the salad:

  • Combine the cantaloupe and cherry tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and Aleppo pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

Finish the salad:

  • Add the Thai basil leaves and use your hands to evenly distribute them through the salad. Transfer to the refrigerator until ready to serve. Right before serving, taste the salad and add a sprinkle more salt or red pepper flakes, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 52mg
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