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Juicy Melon Salad with Greek Yogurt and Honey

Fruity, robust extra virgin olive oil is paired with juicy farm-fresh fruit. The sweetness is enhanced by adding spicy cayenne pepper and lemony fresh basil. Serve this unique fruit salad alongside some creamy Greek yogurt, swirled with honey.
Juicy Melon Salad with Greek Yogurt and Honey
Juicy Melon Salad with Greek Yogurt and Honey
Aug. 27, 2020
Tracy Nawara

Fruit salad does not have to be bor­ing or too sweet. Using a few sea­sonal fresh fruits enhanced with robust extra vir­gin olive oil is a treat on its own When herbs and spices are added into the mix, you have an ele­vated, ele­gant fruit salad per­fect for serv­ing at your next sum­mer gath­er­ing.

Cantaloupe and blue­ber­ries are cur­rently in sea­son and are abun­dant at farmer’s mar­kets, but you can use any fruits that are in sea­son at the time. The dress­ing of EVOO, basil, cayenne, and lemon juice is the per­fect bal­ance for all of that fresh fruit.

Lovely on its own, but it is best served with some Greek yogurt swirled with some nat­ural honey. This updated fruit salad is bal­anced, mod­ern, and ele­vated.


Juicy Melon Salad with Greek Yogurt and Honey

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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Fruit salad is updated with a spicy, herby, robust extra vir­gin olive oil dress­ing and served with a creamy, sweet Greek yogurt swirled with your favorite honey. Perfect for your next posh gath­er­ing!


  • 1/2whole can­taloupe, cubed

  • 1cupfresh blue­ber­ries

  • 1/4cuprobust extra vir­gin olive oil

  • 1large bunchbasil, lightly chopped

  • 1/2tea­spooncayenne pep­per

  • 1/2lemon, juiced

  • 1cupGreek yogurt

  • 1table­spoonhoney


  • To a large mix­ing bowl, add can­taloupe, olive oil, basil, blue­ber­ries, and cayenne. Mix together well.
  • Add lemon juice and mix once more. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add Greek yogurt. Add honey on top of the yogurt and swirl 4 – 5 times with a spoon. No more, no less, oth­er­wise the honey will sim­ply mix in, which is okay too. The swirled yogurt gives an ele­gant touch.
  • Place your Melon Salad on a plate. Top with a dol­lop of your swirled Greek yogurt. Serve imme­di­ately.


  • Using a robust EVOO will give the most fla­vor to this salad. Be sure to use the best qual­ity olive oil you can find. It will make a dif­fer­ence.

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