Strawberry, Cucumber and Melon Salad

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 small cantaloupe, peeled and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup mustard vinaigrette (see directions)
  • Soak the red onion in cold water, 10 minutes; drain and pat dry.
Directions
  • Combine the onion, strawberries, cucumber, cantaloupe and dill in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Let stand until the cucumber is juicy, about 10 minutes.

  • Add the spinach and vinaigrette to the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

  • Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Whisk 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in 2/3 cup olive oil, whisking constantly, until thick and smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste. (Makes about 1 cup.)

  • Photograph by Ryan Liebe


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