Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing

Avocado and Cantaloupe together in a salad?


The thought of combining avocado and cantaloupe in a salad made me question my judgment.  Much to my surprise, the creamy texture of the avocado with the crunchiness of the cantaloupe wrapped in homemade French Dressing was a pleasure to the taste buds.

Back in the midwest, avocados were not a staple in my diet. Here in Nevada, so close to the Calfornia border, we probably go through at least three a week. Most Americans still shy away from fats. Truth is healthy fats are a necessary part of our diets, and the avocado is full of healthy fats.

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Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing


1 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 teaspoons paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

1 pinch cayenne pepper

3/4 cup olive oil


6 cups baby arugula leaves

1/4 cantaloupe – peeled, seeded, and cubed

1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cubed

1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds


Whisk the sugar, paprika, salt, mustard, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper together in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking rapidly until the salad dressing is thick and creamy.

Place the arugula leaves into a salad bowl, and sprinkle with the cantaloupe and avocado pieces. Drizzle with the salad dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds to serve.


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