Mixed Greens, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

Mixed Greens, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

Guess what?

You can spiralize a cantaloupe!

How to Spiralize a Cantaloupe

Yes, it’s true: you can spiralize a cantaloupe. And honeydew melons, for that matter.

I haven’t brought this up before, because there isn’t that much you can do with melon – toss it with prosciutto, drizzle with olive oil and chopped mint, toss it into a salad.

I didn’t think it warranted an entire category on the blog, but then I realized: who am I to judge?!

Mixed Greens, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

The trick is this: find a melon that’s not giant and heavy, find one that is small to medium in size. Peel it completely (I slice the skin off with a knife and then trim it with a vegetable peeler), make sure the ends are perfectly round or slice them off to be flatly even. Then, do what we do best: spiralize!

Cantaloupe can be spiralized using any of the blades on the Inspiralizer, depending on what dish you’re trying to make.

Today, I’m making a simple salad with quinoa, walnuts and feta. It’s light, it’s summer-friendly, and it has a nice crunch to it, perfect for summer lunches.

So tell me – would you like to see more recipes using spiralized cantaloupe?

Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 12 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

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Mixed Greens and Quinoa Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

Yields 6

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, Blade B
  • 10-12 cups mixed greens
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa, preferably chilled
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1.5 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing together in a small bowl and whisk together. Taste and adjust to your preferences.
  2. Toss the spiralized cantaloupe, greens, and quinoa together. Divide the salad mixture onto plates, sprinkle with feta cheese, walnuts and drizzle over with dressing.
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Mixed Greens, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

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Comments

  1. what a clever idea! I’m totally gonna be on the lookout for a smaller cantaloupe next time I go grocery shopping! (& yes to more recipes with it!)

  2. Great idea – but how do you deal with the seeds?

    • You can spiralize through the seeds, although it will be very messy. Once the seeds start to show, you simply take the cantaloupe off, scoop out the seeds, and keep going!

  3. Tess Thomas :

    yes, same question about the seeds

    • You can spiralize through the seeds, although it will be very messy. Once the seeds start to show, you simply take the cantaloupe off, scoop out the seeds, and keep going!

  4. Hi! Wow, this looks great, but I am still bit confused as to how the cantaloupe mounts to the spiralizer as the fruit is pulpy with seeds in the center?

    • You can spiralize through the seeds, although it will be very messy. Once the seeds start to show, you simply take the cantaloupe off, scoop out the seeds, and keep going!

  5. This is beautiful! I think it would be perfect for a side salad at a summer brunch party!

  6. Judy Arnold :

    What happens when you spiralize down to the seeds? I guess when you see seeds, just stop?

    • You can spiralize through the seeds, although it will be very messy. Once the seeds start to show, you simply take the cantaloupe off, scoop out the seeds, and keep going!

  7. Eh. Maybe every once in a while. I don’t think I would do this though… looks like a bit too much work for my taste haha

  8. can you do a video showing the cantalope?

  9. Can you please post a video on how to do this?

  10. So fresh!! I love apple noodles, so I know melon noodles would be delicious. I would love to try Kite Hill dairy-free ricotta in here!

  11. Can’t wait to try this, more cantaloupe recipes, please!!

  12. Looks interesting!

  13. Jamie Francesca :

    This is awesome to know! Filipinos make a drink with cantelope where they use a melon scraper and add those chunks to the drink, so maybe I can try to spiralize it.

  14. Hi Ali, So glad you’ve tackled the cantaloupe. Once it’s peeled, however, how does one know which ‘end’ to load on the spiralizer? And, once you hit the seeds, you mention scooping them out, and if we do that we’ll have a big hole where the seeds were, so do we then load the other end? And if so, what does the ‘pusher’ end hold on to? I think a video would be useful for this tricky fruit. After that, I would be thrilled to add melon noodles to lots of summer recipes! Honeydew too! #Bringiton!

  15. This looks delicious! You should just start a recipe category for miscellaneous fruit! I’ve heard that it’s possible to spiralize papaya; I’d love to see one or two entrees made out of that appear on this site.

  16. Inspiralized cantaloupe?!?! What?! That is awesome! You are incredibly creative. This looks like a great combo of flavors!

  17. Michelle Parent-Wetmore :

    Awesome idea! Love fruit in salads. Could be spirilized, then dried in my dehydrator and added to granola mix. Keep the fruit ideas coming.

  18. I made this for my book club tonight and it was such a hit! I used arugula because that’s what I had and the pepperiness of the arugula against the sweet cantaloupe was so good. Thanks for a great recipe!

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