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Simple Cantaloupe Salad

This salad is great as is, but would also be great with some rotisserie chicken on top.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer or Main
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

For the pickled red onions:

  • 1/2 of one large red onion; peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Special Equipment: Mason jar with lid

For the salad:

  • mixed greens
  • sliced cantaloupe
  • balsamic glaze or balsamic dressing

Instructions

For the pickled red onions:

  • Blanch the sliced red onions in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and place directly into mason jar/s.
  • Heat the vinegar, water, salt and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat, whisking until all of the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a light boil and then pour over the onions. Let sit until the onions have softened more and the liquid has cooled, for about 25-30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

For the salad:

  • Place mixed greens onto a plate and top with sliced cantaloupe. Top with some of the pickled red onions and drizzle on some balsamic glaze, or your favorite balsamic dressing. Enjoy!