Spinach salad with cantaloupe, avocado, red peppers, and mint. Truly a refreshing summer delight! Serve with crusty French bread and a lovely buttery chardonnay.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Divide spinach between 2 serving plates. Arrange half of the cantaloupe and half of the avocado in a circular pattern over the spinach on each plate. Sprinkle with diced red pepper and fresh mint.

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  • Mix together the mint jelly, white wine vinegar, oil and garlic. Drizzle over the salads. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 23.7g; fat 31.7g; sodium 67.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
This salad is wonderful and a great summer salad while cantaloupe are in full swing. I have made this twice this week. First time I made just like recipe stated except I did not use fresh mint. We loved it. I did mix all together and added the dressing right before serving. The second time I made it for a girls night out and tripled the recipe! IT was a big hit and is diffently a keeper. Everyone is amazed at the mint/apple jelly. It gives it a very nice and different taste.Try it and you'll enjoy. Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
I prepared this salad exactly according to the recipe except I doubled the ingredients. It fed 8 adults one side-dish serving each. I like that the salad is so unique and such a beautiful presentation but I found the dressing just too weird even though I'm a very adventurous eater. I made three recipes from this site for a barbeque today and got raves on the other two; not a peep about this one. I might try it again with a dressing of my own choosing. Read More
(10)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
This salad is wonderful and a great summer salad while cantaloupe are in full swing. I have made this twice this week. First time I made just like recipe stated except I did not use fresh mint. We loved it. I did mix all together and added the dressing right before serving. The second time I made it for a girls night out and tripled the recipe! IT was a big hit and is diffently a keeper. Everyone is amazed at the mint/apple jelly. It gives it a very nice and different taste.Try it and you'll enjoy. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
This was a huge hit at our Fourth of July party. First of all it is beautiful with the colors and the layered look so it makes an impression before anyone even tastes it. Then the apple/mint jelly takes 'em by surprise and the raving continues. I couldn't find apple mint jelly so I bought both apple and mint and used 2TBSP of apple and 1TBSP of mint. I mixed the chopped mint in with the dressing too and applied the dressing just before serving. I also struggled with the avocado at first not able to get pretty slices. Finally I sliced it in half long ways and removed the pit. Then I turned each half open side down and sliced it like you would a pepperoni. Then the skin peeled off each slice surprisingly easily. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2005
Salad was very good but not the best. The dressing was voted by my guest to need some salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
Elegant and different. Omitted the mint leaves and used Polaner mint jelly. I could not find any apple mint jelly. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2009
I prepared the salad ingredients with a balsalmic vinaigrette. The combination of ingredients along with the mint was delicious. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
I prepared this salad exactly according to the recipe except I doubled the ingredients. It fed 8 adults one side-dish serving each. I like that the salad is so unique and such a beautiful presentation but I found the dressing just too weird even though I'm a very adventurous eater. I made three recipes from this site for a barbeque today and got raves on the other two; not a peep about this one. I might try it again with a dressing of my own choosing. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
Wow - even my 16 year old brother had seconds and he is a picky eater. I was in such a hurry I forgot the red peppers and it was still amazing! Can't wait to make it the right way!! I followed the reviews and chopped the melon and avocado but i did have to heat the vinegar and jelly and mint sauce (I found this amazing sauce while shopping for apple mint jelly - it has malt vinegar white vinegar sugar and egyptian mint leaves so i used that and added an extra bit of white wine vinegar); i simmered the full dressing recipe on the stovetop for about 20 minutes on low heat to break down the jelly and bring out the garlic...It was so aromatic and the flavors were amazing. What a fantastic easy and elegant salad!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2008
This is really delicious. I needed something to use up some of my mint that was taking over the herb box on my window sill and this was just the ticket! You can't have mint without lamb so just add some nice juicy lamb chops and bread and you've got an awesome gourmet meal! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2008
Perfect! The only change I made was to chunk my avocado and cantaloupe instead of slicing it. I thought the dressing might need seasoning but I was wrong. Perfect as is. Thanks!!! Read More
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