Strawberry, Cucumber and Melon Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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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.


  1. 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.
  2. Add the spinach and vinaigrette to the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

Mustard Vinaigrette

  1. 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.)