Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing

Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing

12
nancy 0

"This is a yummy and easy salad. I used to love grapefruit and avocado salad, but can't eat grapefruit anymore and cantaloupe is a lovely substitute!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 576 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 576 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 55.6 g
  • 86%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.

Directions

  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Whisk the sugar, paprika, salt, mustard, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil while whisking rapidly until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.
  2. Place the arugula leaves into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with the cantaloupe and avocado pieces. Drizzle with the salad dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.
Tips & Tricks
Roquefort Pear Salad

This creamy, tangy salad has a delicious crunch from the pecans.

Dannon Caesar Salad Supreme

Say hello to nutritious salad dressing without sacrificing taste.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • You could shorten the prep time by using bottled French Dressing. Baby spinach could be substituted for the arugula, but other greens take away from the subtle flavors and creamy textures of the avocado and cantaloupe.
Rate recipe

Your rating

{{ratingWords}}
Cancel
Submit

Reviews 12

  1. 15 Ratings

  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
bellepepper
8/23/2010

I selected this recipe because I had both an avocado and some leftover cantaloupe that I wanted to use up. The dressing also intrigued me. I will say the amount of dressing is excessive (hence the 4 stars) and would be enough for way more than four servings. I scaled the dressing ingredients down to one serving and it nicely dressed two salads, with a little leftover. We enjoyed this dressing very much. Mine never got what I would call “creamy” (maybe I wasn’t whisking fast enough), but I was happy with the dressing and it’s color. I didn’t have arugula, so I used red leaf lettuce and I just eyeballed the amounts of cantaloupe, avocado and almonds. The cantaloupe I had was wonderful, which added to the deliciousness of this salad. Give it a try!

KERIS1172
4/5/2010

My Husband & I Inhaled it! Never thought of this combination, Delicious!! Next time I'm going to cut the cantaloupe & avocado smaller so they don't fall to the bottom.

Cptk41
10/15/2010

Call me extravagant or just plain snooty but this recipe was just blah...however I do appreciate the effort. It didn't quiet make the grade..so..I added thinly sliced red onion, dried cherries,candied cashews and Gorgonzola cheese. WOW! Served it with a homemade shrimp bisque and a French baguette. Delicious! Bon Appetite!