Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

This delightful Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad screams summer! A deconstructed salad placed on a tray, arrange the cantaloupe and avocado and drizzle with a honey lime dressing. Topped with cilantro and feta cheese, this salad has a beautiful presentation and flavors are out of this world.

Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

Friends, we’ve been enjoying dinner on our front deck almost every night. Oh, the sweetness of summer! Even if it’s just me and Paul and the boys, or if we’re hosting another couple, life is sweet this time of year!

Cantaloupe Feta Salad

And this Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad? Come on! HELLO, SUMMER! If you’re a cantaloupe lover like I am, you may just love this Cantaloupe Honey Shaved Ice recipe or a fun way to serve a yummy summer dessert: Cantaloupe Ice Cream Dessert (I grew up with eating cantaloupe this way)!

Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad Recipe

It smells so good, when not only the food comes off the grill, but the pines around us give off the warmest, sweetest summer scent. It’s heavenly living in the woods, in our “sort-of-tree-house.”

Yes, we feel as if we’re in a tree house at times, with our wrap-around deck.

Set a summer table

Set a summer table

There’s something about this time of year, not too hot, not too chilly (or if it is, grab a sweater), that is so welcoming for enjoying meals outside. Later this summer, well that is a different story.

Set a summer table DETAILS: Tablecloth, blue glasses, and paper napkins are from IKEA. White plates from The Dollar Store. Black chargers are from Target (thank you, Joanna Gaines & Magnolia Hearth and Home Collection!)

Set the table: SUMMER

All it takes is a pretty tablecloth and your standard dishes (even paper plates). I have a stack of 20 white dinner plates on my open shelves that I use almost daily.

Looking out …. I thought to myself, I like it!

Set a summer table: DETAILS

Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

I also like this salad today, so fresh, and we gobbled it up for dinner this week.

A beautiful deconstructed salad with a light dressing. Perfect!

Easy Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

Made with sweet cantaloupe and coveted (around here) avocados, the dressing is light and the flavors are perfect.

BEST Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

How to have an “I like it” attitude:

1. Be confident. Decide that your style is what you like and don’t worry about what others will like. For me, if we’re eating outside, I’ll have a tablecloth, standard dishes, and always paper napkins (thank you IKEA).

2. Mix it up. Use inexpensive flowers, glass jars, simple dishes, rustic tumblers, napkins, plants or flowers from the yard. It doesn’t all have to match perfectly. This time, a simple lovely fern.

3. Messy is fine. No one should look at the table and be afraid to spill or make a mess. A casual, messy look is fine, and sometimes more attractive. I always throw my tablecloths in the wash, and if they’re white, I bleach them. Easy!

4. Attitude: It’s all about attitude and loving the people you are with. Learn to relax, sit back and ENJOY! Even if something spills. :)

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Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad

Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad; a deconstructed salad with cantaloupe, avocado, feta cheese, and cilantro, with a drizzle of honey lime dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cantaloupe 3 pounds, seeded, rind removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocado halved, pitted, skinned, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Fresh cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, oil, and kosher salt; set aside.
  • 2. Slice the cantaloupe lengthwise into thin slices, rind removed.
  • 3. Cut each avocado half again length-wise and then into thin slices.
  • 4. Arrange cantaloupe, avocado, and raspberries on a large platter; drizzle with dressing.
  • 5. Sprinkle with feta cheese and chopped cilantro. Lightly salt; serve!

More cantaloupe recipes: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup [It’s Yummy], Cantaloupe and Cucumber Water [Rachel Cooks], Cantaloupe and Sweet Ricotta Pizza with Pine Nuts [A Spicy Perspective].

BEST Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad Recipe

HOW TO: SET A SUMMER TABLE

One comment on “Cantaloupe Avocado Raspberry Salad”

  1. Yum. All of my favorite things. I’ll have to try it. Love your tips. It’s so easy to “not like it” if we’re comparing or struggle being content with where we are and what we have, especially with the barrage of Internet access to beautiful spaces, etc..so good!

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