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Mixed Melon Salad with Walnut Dressing

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Mixed Melon Salad with Walnut Dressing
394
calories
Calories
0
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easy
Difficulty
15 min.
Preparation
ready in 43 min.
Ready in
Nutritions
1 serving contains
Fat20.43 g
Saturated Fat Acids3.69 g
Protein4.58 g
Roughage1.78 g
Sugar added12.09 g
Calorie394
Carbohydrates/g28.61
Cholesterol/mg12.32
Vitamin A/mg162.12
Vitamin D/μg0.07
Vitamin E/mg2.08
Vitamin B₁/mg0.12
Vitamin B₂/mg0.29
Niacin/mg2.02
Vitamin B₆/mg0.16
Folate/μg26.09
Pantothenic acid/mg0.29
Biotin/μg0.37
Vitamin B₁₂/μg0.09
Vitamin C/mg32.12
Potassium/mg398.89
Calcium/mg38.03
Magnesium/mg20.75
Iron/mg0.62
Iodine/μg1.84
Zinc/mg0.69
Recipe author: EAT SMARTER
Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

for 6 servings
½ cup
shelled Walnut (or pecans)
4 slices
thick-cut Bacon (diced)
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
¾ teaspoon
For Melon Salad
1 cup
kentucky Bourbon
¼ cup
¼ cup
1
shallot (peeled and finely chopped)
½ teaspoon
finely chopped, fresh thyme
salt (to taste)
3 tablespoons
½
Cantaloupe (peeled; seeded and thinly sliced)
½
honeydew melon (peeled; seeded and thinly sliced)
Sea salt (to taste)
fresh Cilantro (to garnish)
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Preparation

Preparation steps

Step 1/5
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spread the shelled nuts on a baking sheet and roast until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes; set aside.
Step 2/5
Cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 6 minutes. Add the vinegar and maple syrup to the skillet and bring to a simmer; cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the toasted nuts and Old Bay. Spread on the baking sheet and let cool, once cool roughly chop.
Step 3/5
For Melon Salad:
Step 4/5
In a medium saucepan, bring the bourbon to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat; cook until reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in the maple syrup and vinegar; bring to a gentle simmer and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 additional minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the shallot and set aside to cool. Whisk in the thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil, whisking until completely incorporated.
Step 5/5
Arrange the sliced melon on a platter and season with sea salt. Spoon the bourbon-maple vinaigrette over the melon, then sprinkle with the nuts and bacon mixture. Garnish with the cilantro.

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