Cantaloupe, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad


Buy a melon that feels heavy for its size and smells slightly sweet. Picking a ripe one ensures the right balance of flavors in this arugula and goat cheese salad.

Cantaloupe, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 cups


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (5 ounce) package arugula

  • 3 cups chopped cantaloupe (about 1 pound)

  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • cup shelled unsalted pistachios, toasted

  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil leaves


  1. Whisk lemon juice, honey, mustard, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in oil. Add arugula and cantaloupe and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving platter and top with goat cheese, pistachios and basil.


Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (54% daily value), Vitamin C (45% daily value)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
9g Fat
8g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 2680IU 54%
Vitamin C 27mg 29%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 291mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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