Melon Salad with Savory Granola

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Melon Salad with Savory GranolaRecipe

Photo: Neil Dacosta

Heirloom Charentais melons have smooth, gray-green skin and bright orange flesh that is supersweet and fragrant. For a substitute you can use a combination of honeydew melon and cantaloupe.

Serves 8

Ingredients

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Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg white
1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon honey
8 cups sliced Charentais melon, or cantaloupe and honeydew melons
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Preparation

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Combine salt and egg white in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until frothy. Add sunflower seeds and next 5 ingredients (through chili powder); stir to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, stirring once after 10 minutes. Cool granola completely.

3. Combine oil, vinegar, and honey in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place about 1 cup melon on each of 8 small plates. Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar mixture, 1 1/2 tablespoons granola, and 1 tablespoon basil.

Created date

April 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 176
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 4.8 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 160 mg
Calcium 56 mg