alive logo

Cantaloupe Fruit Salad

Serves 2.


    Breakfast, snack, dessert, or after a sweaty workout, this refreshing fruit salad is a welcome addition to any summer menu. Cantaloupe is the star of this show, with its extra sweet, juicy flesh and delicious, musky fragrance.


    Cantaloupe Fruit Salad


    • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey
    • Juice of 1/2 orange
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne or chili powder
    • 1 cantaloupe
    • 1 cup (250 mL) blackberries or other berry of choice
    • 1 small banana, sliced into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) chunks
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 cup (250 mL) plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds


    Per serving:

    • calories335
    • protein19g
    • fat7g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates58g
      • sugars44g
      • fibre8g
    • sodium48mg



    In small saucepan over medium-low, place honey, orange juice, and cayenne or chili powder, then heat until honey is liquefied. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.


    Slice cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Cut into thin wedges and remove rind from each wedge. Arrange on serving platter.


    In medium bowl, toss together berries, banana, and a pinch of salt. Tumble over melon wedges. In small bowl, stir together yogurt and vanilla. Drizzle overtop fruit along with orange syrup, and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.


    Like this recipe?

    This recipe is part of the Fruit Salad collection.



    SEE MORE »
    Warming Winter Chocolate Bark

    Warming Winter Chocolate Bark

    A tribute to the bounty and beauty of nature, this chocolate bark is studded with nuts, seeds, and berries and flavoured with the warming spices of ginger and cinnamon. Adding sweet paprika and chili also gives an interesting kick to a winter favourite. Cut back on the red pepper flakes if you prefer a less spicy version. Chocolate contains tryptophan—an essential amino acid—that helps our brain produce serotonin. Eating chocolate is a delicious way to get a mood boost, which can help lift our spirits when sunlight levels are low. Food of the Gods In the taxonomy of plants, the cacao plant, from which chocolate is derived, is called Theobroma cacao. Theobroma comes from Greek for “food of the gods.” Cacao comes from the Mayan word for the plant.