Recipe: Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

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Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

In the spirit of providing my family with the nutrients we need to be healthy and happy, once in a blue moon I’ll chop up a fruit salad.

I’m one of those crazy people who isn’t fond of fruits. I’ll pop a carrot in my mouth before you’ll see me crunch on a grape.

That being said, if you serve me a dazzling fruit salad, I might eat a scoopful. After all, it’s a well known fact that eating 7 – 8 servings of fruits and vegetables is good for your body, and I don’t want to miss out.

Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

This salad was right up my alley. When it comes to fruit, there are a few varieties I’ll eat – cantaloupe, grapes, apricots and berries.

Candied Walnuts

If you add candied walnuts and tangy goat cheese to balance the sweetness, I can get behind a fruit salad like this one.

Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

It didn’t seem necessary to add a dressing, after all the juice in the fruit adds it’s own convenient dressing. But if dressing is your thing, try this citrusy vinaigrette I used with a berry packed salad.

Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

I’m off to do Saturday chores now that breakfast is behind me. I’m seeing more than my share of weeds in the garden, so I’ll be getting my exercise for the day.

Have a terrific weekend!


Recipe: Fruit Salad with Cantaloupe, Grapes, Walnuts and Goat Cheese
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Shake It Up! Use any combination of fruits that please you. They all work well with goat cheese and walnuts. Glazed almonds or pecans would be delicious choices too.
  • ¾ cup walnuts, pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups cantaloupe, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups grapes, red, halved
  • ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat a small nonstick pan over medium heat. Add sugar and walnuts. Cook stirring frequently for 3 - 5 minutes until sugar has caramelized over walnuts. Remove and cool.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients with the walnuts and chill for 15 minutes.
Food energy: 230kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Saturated fatty acids: 4.57g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.66g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 5.73g
Total fat: 13.96g
Calories from fat: 125
Cholesterol: 15mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 18.08g
Total dietary fiber: 2.30g
Protein: 8.98g
Total lipid (fat): 15.25g
Water: 130.53g
Ash: 1.82g
Total sugars: 16.11g
Calcium: 80mg
Iron: 1.11mg
Magnesium: 51mg
Phosphorus: 170mg
Potassium: 455mg
Sodium: 116mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 230

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  1. says

    I’m very fond of fruit salad as a dessert, not so much as an actual salad. (For dessert use fruit only — a nice mix — and top with champagne). But I like the inclusion of walnuts and goat cheese in your salad — fun idea. Thanks.

  2. says

    Hard to believe it that you don’t like fruits. I like to make a salad with a mix of fruits and greens….my husband needs (ok, I force him to eat) lots of salad every meal…
    Your salad looks delightful!

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