Strawberry- Melon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: End of Summer Berry and Melon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette.

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Strawberry- Melon Salad w/ Watermelon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Perfect for end of summer strawberries and melons, this blend of fruits and mixed greens is quite delicious with chunks of gorgonzola and a watermelon vinaigrette.

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup watermelon chunks
2 Tablespoons chopped red onion
2 Tablespoons champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper, to taste

Salad:
2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
2 cups chopped fresh cantaloupe
2 cups chopped fresh watermelon
6 cups mixed greens
3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola

Directions:

1. Prepare vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients in a blender or mini food processor and pulse until well combined. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Toss strawberries and melon together in a medium bowl.

3. To serve, divide green between 6 salad bowls. Top each with about 1 cup of fruit, and sprinkle with gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle each serving with watermelon vinaigrette.

Tips:

*Try using other kinds of berries or melon too.
*If you don’t care for gorgonzola, try subbing feta cheese (or leave out the cheese).

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 plate of salad
Calories per serving: 175
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated Fat per serving: 4.7g
Fiber per serving: 2.5g
Protein per serving: 6.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 16mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 17g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 4

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Inspired by Creative Culinary)

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One Response to “Strawberry- Melon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette”

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    Jess — August 14, 2011 @ 4:36 PM

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was SO good!!