This is a wonderful twist on a traditional summer fruit salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, toss bananas in the lemon juice. Mix in the cantaloupe and grapes. Just prior to serving, toss with the poppy seed dressing. Garnish with bacon and green onions, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 41.2g; fat 21.2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 663.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
Certainly not something that I would have thought of myself but the sweet salty and savory flavors really do work! I used a raspberry dressing for this and it was delicious. Thanks! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2006
Interesting twist on a fruit salad - it's kind of like prosciutto and melon (which is very good!). I liked this but opted to omit the bacon and reduced the amount of dressing - I used 2-3T and it was plenty. As I suspected the bananas didn't hold up and I would probably leave those out next time. Read More
(17)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2006
Interesting twist on a fruit salad - it's kind of like prosciutto and melon (which is very good!). I liked this but opted to omit the bacon and reduced the amount of dressing - I used 2-3T and it was plenty. As I suspected the bananas didn't hold up and I would probably leave those out next time. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2003
Maybe I am not a poppy seed dressing lover. It all sounded good but the dressing made everything "slimey" with a "I don't like this taste" flavor. Bacon onions and cantaloupes were great together though. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This was a wonderful salad. I sprinkled the bacon and onions on each plate so any leftover wouldn't get soggy. A keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2005
Certainly not something that I would have thought of myself but the sweet salty and savory flavors really do work! I used a raspberry dressing for this and it was delicious. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
I was not sure about this recipe with the onions but decided to give it a try and am I glad. It was GREAT!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This is a terrific salad! Easy to make and yummy. I really like the combination of sweet and savoury tastes. I think prosciutto would be nice instead of the bacon when you don't feel like frying. In my small town I had trouble finding poppy seed dressing. I eventually found one by Renee's which was good. The only other offering was Kraft Creamy Poppyseed which looked a bit too creamy for this. I'd be interested to know what other people used. Great recipe Donna! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2005
Not a good recipe. Enough said. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
I make this all the time in the summer - everyone loves it. We're vegetarian so I use vegetarian strips (Stripples or Morningstar Farm breakfast strips - put them in the oven until they're crispy but watch that they don't burn) instead of bacon. Read More
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