Friday, August 23, 2013

Snack Week Recipe: Roasted Cantaloupe Salad and Smoothies

Snack week continues with roasted cantaloupe salad and cantaloupe smoothies.

Cantaloupe doesn't stand a chance in my house. It's one of my favorite fruits and sometimes disappears before it reaches the fridge. This week I practiced restraint all in the name of food blogging. Let's roast!

Roasted Cantaloupe Salad
2 cups bite-sized pieces of cantaloupe
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and cube cantaloupe. 
  • Place cantaloupe on baking sheet and roast until it begins to caramelize, roughly 35 minutes. 
  • Allow to cool.
  • Toss cooled cantaloupe, chopped nuts, Greek yogurt and coconut flakes. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Hint: if you want to serve this to folks, set aside a few of the prettiest pieces of roasted cantaloupe, a spoonful of nuts and some coconut flakes. Sprinkle each over the top of the salad. Looks matter. 
  • Eat!

Cantaloupe Smoothies

2 cups cubed cantaloupe
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 
1/2 cup reduced fat organic milk
2 tbsp agave nectar
  • Throw all ingredients in a food processor. Process until desired texture is reached. I let mine run about 1-1.5 minutes for a smoothie with no chunks . Makes a pint and a half.

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