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Cucumber, Cantaloupe, & Summer Squash Salad

Looking for a creative alternative to the traditional garden salad? Try this refreshing and delicious recipe for a Cucumber, Cantaloupe and Squash Salad! Simple to make and effortless to enjoy, this will quickly become a staple for your summer get-togethers this season!


1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 summer squashes (about 1 pound), unpeeled
1 cucumber (about 10 ounces), unpeeled
1 1/2 tablespoons unseasoned rice-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 large cantaloupe, rind removed


  1. Make the dressing: Combine yogurt, lime zest and juice, salt, cumin, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate 20 minutes.
  2. Make the salad: Using a vegetable peeler or a mandolin, shave squashes and cucumber into wide ribbons, stopping when you reach seeds.
  3. Toss with vinegar and salt. Cover, and refrigerate. Shave cantaloupes into ribbons and refrigerate.
  4. Just before serving, drain cucumber and squash ribbons and toss with cantaloupe. Drizzle with dressing.

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