Yes, it sounds a little strange, but the results are a salad that's tasty, good for you and unique. The saltiness of the olives match very well with the sweetness of the melon and acidity of the oranges.
This recipe is really easy and tastes great on a warm summer day. Enjoy!
Moroccan Melon, Orange & Olive Salad
You can use whichever melon you like, but using honeydew makes for a nicer color contrast.
1/2 a honeydew or cantaloupe, peeled and diced
4 oranges, supremed (see this video to show you how)
18 large black olives (I like kalamata), pitted and chopped
1 Tbsp fresh mint, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Combine the melon, oranges and olives in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until combined.
- Add liquid mixture to the fruit and olives and gently mix.
- Chill for an hour before serving.