CSA Challenge: Update

IMG_2601Well, the challenge continues.  To date, I’ve used:

What does one do with Cantaloupe besides eat it raw? Pair it with it’s best friend, bacon.  When ever I need inspiration, I look to classic flavor combinations.  This one was inspired by the classic Italian combo of cantaloupe and prosciutto.

Cantaloupe and Bacon Salad with Miso DressingIMG_2676

  • 3 c romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon, chopped in one inch pieces
  • 3 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Miso Dressing

  • 1 tsp bacon drippings (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, grated on a micoplane
  • 1 Tbsp miso
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste (about 1/4 tsp each)

Prepare the dressing and whisk all ingredients together.  Toss 1/2 the dressing with the romaine.  Put lettuce on a platter.  Toss the cantaloupe and cucumber with another 1/4 of the dressing and put on top of the lettuce.  Sprinkle the onions, bacon, basil, pine nuts and avocado over the salad, and drizzle the remaining 1/4 of the dressing over the salad.

Serves 2-3



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