Cantaloupe Ribbons and Chorizo Salad

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This is a refreshing salad with an amazing combo of sweet, juicy cantaloupe, intriguing spicy smoky chorizo, and distinctly peppery rocket salad, dressed simply with olive oil.

Cantaloupe Ribbons and Chorizo Salad

inspired by My Recipes
  • 1/2 Ripe cantaloupe, seeded and rind cut off
  • 50 g Chorizo slices
  • 1 handful Arugula leaves
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pink peppers, crushed
  1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo slices and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the slices are crispy. Let cool, then break into small pieces.
  2. Shave off ribbons of cantaloupe, using a vegetable peeler or mandoline. Arrange arugula leaves and cantaloupe ribbons on two serving plates. Sprinkle the chorizo and crushed pink peppers over. Drizzle olive oil over salads.

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91 comments:

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 23/3/12 06:26

What a wonderful combination of fresh flavors in this beautiful dish, Angie! It looks so spring-inspired and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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OohLookBel 23/3/12 06:32

Love the chorizo with the cantaloupe - makes a nice change from proscuitto, even though that is tasty as well.

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anne 23/3/12 06:43

At first look ( haven't read the post title yet :P ) , I thought that's one gorgeous looking (homemade)pasta dish hahaha So that's one gorgeous and refreshing cantaloupe salad then ;D Haven't tried that combination before but with chorizo , I'm sold ! ;D

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious 23/3/12 07:14

Loving the chorizo, great touch :)
Nice post!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 23/3/12 08:23

A splendid salad! Fresh and flavorful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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thecompletecookbook 23/3/12 09:11

What a delightful and unique salad - the flavours of the cantaloupe and chorizo compliment each other beautifully.
:-) Mandy

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kitchen flavours 23/3/12 09:29

WOW!! A beautiful plate of salad! Wish I could have some now!!

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MaryMoh 23/3/12 09:30

That's very creative, healthy and looks fabulous! Love it.

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Munatycooking 23/3/12 09:36

Beautiful, colorful, and healthy!

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Tina 23/3/12 10:53

I have been eyeing the cantaloupes and you have beat me to them. This recipe does make great use of this terrific fruit. Love the sweet and salt combo. I am sure the chorizo adds some wonderful flavor to this. Well done!

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 23/3/12 11:54

So healthy and gorgeous at the same time. This is spectacular Angie.
Sam

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Sanjeeta kk 23/3/12 11:55

Such a pleasing palate..lovely color and beautiful ribbons! So refreshing..

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Eva 23/3/12 12:19

What a great combo of flavours, Angie, and it looks amazing! I LOVE the surface you are shooting on, so rustic and beautiful. I've seen it in other shots and have meant to comment but forgot!

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Becki's Whole Life 23/3/12 12:24

Not only is this salad beautiful, but I love the sweet spicy salad idea.

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Belinda @zomppa 23/3/12 12:30

What a great combination! Feel like I'm outside at a picnic....

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Katia 23/3/12 12:35

These plates of salad looks so healthy and refreshing... this is a prefect springtime recipe to get in shape!

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Jenn 23/3/12 13:21

Very interesting use of the cantaloupe! I just love anything with chorizo in it!

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Beth 23/3/12 13:27

This salad looks wonderful. You can never go wrong with arugula.

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Abby 23/3/12 13:34

You had me at Cantalope Ribbons! Beautiful salad, and so creative.

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Penny 23/3/12 13:42

What a brilliant combination! And lovely pictures too.

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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 23/3/12 14:22

Interesting combination of flavors, I know I'd love it, different but looks so good! Very pretty salad.

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Mary 23/3/12 14:25

This is a gorgeous salad. It is not always easy to find something that is healthy and delicious, but I think I've found it here. This sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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April at Ape's Eats 23/3/12 15:30

Wow this looks awesome! So creative. I love the sweet/salty combo :)

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/3/12 15:33

What brilliant interpretation of the more common cantaloup and prosciutto! I love the addition of the tangy rocket leaves and pink peppercorns. This will be spectacular when the farmers'markets are selling sweet, summer melons! This might end up on our summer gourmet menu :) Thank you, Angie!

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Pola M 23/3/12 16:15

At first I thought this was pasta.... What a great idea to make salad out of melons!

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Robyn 23/3/12 16:19

What an amazing salad! I bet the combination of melon and chorizo is fantastic!

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yummylittlecooks 23/3/12 16:23

This looks absolutely delicious !!

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Grubarazzi 23/3/12 16:25

This is absolutely lovely. I want to try this immediately!

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Heather @girlichef.com 23/3/12 16:33

This is so beautiful - and such a wonderful light lunch!

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the food dude 23/3/12 16:54

Delicious contrasting flavors yet so simple to do, awesome! Beautiful photos!

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 23/3/12 17:48

Angie I'm jumping up and down in my seat! This is so wonderful, beautiful and creative. I can't wait to try this salad. I wish I could spend a week with you in your kitchen. I just want to soak up the creativity. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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Pam 23/3/12 18:29

What an excellent combination of flavors and textures. It looks beautiful too!

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Faith 23/3/12 21:21

I love the sweet and salty flavors going on in this salad! Stunning, Angie!

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Adora's Box 23/3/12 21:39

What a lovely combination! Love parma ham and cantaloupe but will probably love this even more because I'm nuts about chorizo. Love the photos.

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Rathai 23/3/12 22:10

That dish is absolutely beautiful! I'm not sure where to start. :) Just like Anne wrote, I also thought that it was a pasta dish at first. WOW! Your cantaloupe ribbons are really a piece of art. Very impressive and I love the presentation.

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Cucina49 23/3/12 22:37

That is gorgeous! I have been craving melon lately--must be longing for spring--and this is the perfect dish for it.

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Pacheco Patty 24/3/12 02:16

such a creative creation, I love everything about it....now to recreate for my own table soon;-)

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Rosita Vargas 24/3/12 04:02

Luce absolutamente hermoso y delicioso ,me encantan las pastas ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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Ah Tze 24/3/12 07:56

This is a new idea of eating melon! Beautiful ribbons!!

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Loveforfood 24/3/12 08:56

I am drooling looking at that right now.

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ping 24/3/12 10:03

I've always loved cantaloupes with prosciutto so I'm imagining this would be just as delicious. And instead of a starter, it's become a main with the pasta ... great for a warm weather lunch!

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Joanne 24/3/12 13:10

I kept seeing this on foodgawker and was so intrigued by it...it sounds perfect for summer!

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 24/3/12 14:42

Refreshing & lovely salad! Sound even better with Chorizo! Will certainly try this recipe for the coming summer! :)

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Barbara 24/3/12 15:20

You are so creative, Angie. I love this salad! Healthy, tasty and so pretty to the eye! Perfect for a summer lunch.

BTW: I made your pineapple/apple salsa. It was wonderful!

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Helene Dsouza 24/3/12 15:52

Awesome idea of a dish Angie! I never thought of combining cantaloupe Arugula and choriz (and olives). the freshness of the fruit and the other spicy ingredients, very delicious! Great post and awesome presentation!

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lena 24/3/12 15:59

i see that you have 2 plates there..dont mind me taking one plate away for myself? LOL!

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Foodycat 24/3/12 16:31

This looks like such a great salad! I am going to have to try it.

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Mother Rimmy 24/3/12 17:57

I love recipes with few ingredients that pack big flavor. What a nice balance between sweet and spicy.

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Rebecca Subbiah 25/3/12 04:33

wow such a pretty salad love it

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Aunt B 25/3/12 06:25

What a pretty presentation. I enjoy cantaloupe and charcuterie together. This looks delicious. :)

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Baker Street 25/3/12 11:03

What a gorgeous salad! Congratulations on top 9 today! :)

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bananamondaes 25/3/12 12:17

What a great recipe - so inventive. Those ribbons are divine.

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Elisabeth 25/3/12 15:30

Such a pretty and genius combination...ribbons of sweet goodness paired with the spiciness of the chorizo!
I just noiticed we are sid-by-side this morning on Top 9...Congratulations, Angie:DDD

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Gloria 25/3/12 15:39

I love cantaloupe,look amazing an delicious and the picture is amazing look like summer:)))

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sally 25/3/12 17:46

This looks just like pasta! What a pretty and unique salad!

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Sissi 25/3/12 19:17

Amazing! If I hadn't seen the title I would have sworn this is pasta with chorizo! Thanks for sharing this extraordinary recipe.

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OysterCulture 25/3/12 20:27

what a delicious and intriguing combination. One I would never have thought of which is why I love your posts.

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Ivy 25/3/12 20:28

What a wonderful salad. I've tried chorizo once and didn't like it but I can think of so many other things using the melon and rocket, which is a great combination. Congratulations on the Top 9.

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Kiri W. 25/3/12 20:41

Wow - very creative, and very pretty! What a great presentation :)

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Love from Scratch 25/3/12 22:06

That looks great, I love chorizo, and have mixed it with several fruits before, but never thought of this combo, I will definitely be trying this during the week. BTW your food photography skills are very impressive, I am envious :)

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mjskit 25/3/12 23:01

What an absolutely lovely salad! I've had chorizo with cantaloupe before but never like this as a salad with arugula. This sounds wonderful! I can see why it made the Foodbuz Top 9! Congrats!

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mjskit 25/3/12 23:01

What an absolutely lovely salad! I've had chorizo with cantaloupe before but never like this as a salad with arugula. This sounds wonderful! I can see why it made the Foodbuz Top 9! Congrats!

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Velva 26/3/12 03:50

chorizo and canteloupe is a winning flavor combination, A great summer salad. Awesome.

Velva

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Choc Chip Uru 26/3/12 08:37

This is such a unique salad recpe - how in the world do you do it everytime :D
One of my favourite blogs!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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tania@mykitchenstories 26/3/12 12:46

What a lovely idea with cantelopes. I am sure it would taste heavenly too

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Barbara Bakes 26/3/12 13:48

Beautiful photos. Such a gorgeous, bright, fresh salad.

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Jessica | Cajunlicious 26/3/12 18:46

I never would have thought to use cantaloupe for ribbons, but I love it and can't wait to try this!

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 26/3/12 22:08

Canteloupe ribbons - what a brilliant idea! I've seen many zucchini ribbons in my day :) but not canteloupe!

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Reeni 26/3/12 23:36

What an unlikely but delicious combination Angie! The cantaloupe ribbons are gorgeous!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/3/12 03:17

Angie, I just wanted to let you know I made this for a birthday dinner party last night and it was delicious! I made a vinaigrette with a little champagne vinegar and a touch of sugar and Aleppo pepper and dressed the melon and topped the arugula with the melon and then the chorizo. Our melons aren't the best yet but it was still wonderful. Thank you!

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Treat and Trick 27/3/12 04:29

Gorgeous photos and fantastic salad!

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Asmita 27/3/12 04:33

Hi Angie,
It looks so beautiful, healthy and delicious! I will have to try this soon.

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Jill | Dulce Dough 27/3/12 04:44

What a gorgeous salad--I love the way you cut the cantaloupe into ribbons!

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noobcook 27/3/12 05:18

such an elegant and refreshing looking salad!

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Katerina 27/3/12 15:20

This a very appropriate salad for this season! Fresh and inviting full of colors!

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The Duo Dishes 27/3/12 17:28

What a great idea in terms of the cantaloupe. You rarely see it used in this way, and it's very elegant for a salad.

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Katherine Martinelli 27/3/12 23:16

This sounds like the perfect spring starter or side salad!

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beti 28/3/12 03:43

I never thought that cantaloupe and chorizo went well together but the salad looks delicious

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tigerfish 28/3/12 04:57

It looks like a perfect tomato-based pasta dish from many angles :)

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Devaki 28/3/12 17:18

Never in a million years would I have thought to mix up chorizo and cantaloupe. But not only that turning it into ribbons is GENIUS. You never cease to amaze me Angie :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Amy (Savory Moments) 29/3/12 13:10

What a beautiful salad - I bet this combination is super tasty!

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet 1/4/12 20:46

I would have never thought about this combination of chorizo and cataloupe! Sounds great!

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Junia 3/4/12 16:05

i never thought about making cantaloupe into ribbons and putting them into a salad! the sweetness of the fruit complements the chorizo, i'm sure!

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Tiffany 3/4/12 16:16

Those cantaloupe ribbons are so pretty!

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nancy at good food matters 3/4/12 17:06

the presentation of this dish is what has really captured my imagination. I love the look of the melon ribbons. It won't be too long before locally grown cantaloupes will be available at our markets, and I'll be thrilled to try your recipe.

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Magic of Spice 4/4/12 01:34

What an absolutely lovely and decorative salad...beautiful!

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My Little Space 5/4/12 02:52

Oh my, what a beautiful sweet treat! I can wallop the whole melon anytime. haha... Yeah, Kristy sounded terrible. Am I ? :o)
Kristy

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