Mixed Greens, Quinoa and Walnut Salad with Spiralized Cantaloupe

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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?

Watch our video to learn how to spiralize a cantaloupe using the Inspiralizer and subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch more videos:

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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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37 comments

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!)
stacy says:
Great idea - but how do you deal with the seeds?
Ali Maffucci says:
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!
Tess Thomas says:
yes, same question about the seeds
Ali Maffucci says:
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!
D says:
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?
Ali Maffucci says:
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!
This is beautiful! I think it would be perfect for a side salad at a summer brunch party!
Judy Arnold says:
What happens when you spiralize down to the seeds? I guess when you see seeds, just stop?
Ali Maffucci says:
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!
Hillary says:
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
tracy says:
can you do a video showing the cantalope?
Ali Maffucci says:
Yes, I will. Stay tuned!
Moni says:
Can you please post a video on how to do this?
Ali Maffucci says:
Yes, I will. Stay tuned!
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!
Wendy says:
Can't wait to try this, more cantaloupe recipes, please!!
M says:
Looks interesting!
Jamie Francesca says:
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.
Karen W. says:
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!
Anonymous says:
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.
Inspiralized cantaloupe?!?! What?! That is awesome! You are incredibly creative. This looks like a great combo of flavors!
Michelle Parent-Wetmore says:
Awesome idea! Love fruit in salads. Could be spirilized, then dried in my dehydrator and added to granola mix. Keep the fruit ideas coming.
Meaghan says:
Totally!! Will do!
Anonymous says:
Ooo dehydrate spirals for granola?!? Brilliant!!
Maribeth says:
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!
Meaghan says:
This is wonderful to hear! Thank you for your support and for sharing with others!
Nancy says:
Would love to see more with different fruits....love all your get recipes...love my spiralizer❤❤❤ use it all the time
Meaghan says:
Thank you for your feedback! So glad you're enjoying your spiralizer!
Candace says:
More cantaloupe and honeydew recipes!
Frieda says:
Very giod article. I definitely love this site. Continue the good work!

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