This juicy melon salad is seasoned with fresh oregano and thyme, sumac spice and toasted sesame seeds for a bright summertime take on the Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar.

Julia Clancy
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 4 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, sumac, oregano, thyme and salt in a small bowl.

  • Toss cucumber with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and lime juice in a medium bowl. Arrange cantaloupe and the cucumber on a serving platter and drizzle with any liquid remaining in the bowl. Top with feta, the dressing and the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.


To make ahead: Hold at room temperature for up to 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 6.3g; fat 13.9g 21% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 2461.1IU 49% DV; vitamin c 27.7mg 46% DV; folate 1.1mcg; calcium 108.5mg 11% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 22.8mg 8% DV; potassium 249.5mg 7% DV; sodium 377mg 15% DV.