Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Za'atar

Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Za'atar

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From: TheListMagazine Magazine, July/August 2018

This juicy melon salad is seasoned with fresh oregano and thyme, sumac spice and toasted sesame seeds for a bright summertime take on the Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 medium cantaloupe (about 4 pounds), seeded and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese

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  1. Combine 4 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, sumac, oregano, thyme and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Toss cucumber with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and lime juice in a medium bowl. Arrange cantaloupe and the cucumber on a serving platter and drizzle with any liquid remaining in the bowl. Top with feta, the dressing and the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
  • To make ahead: Hold at room temperature for up to 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

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Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 169 calories; 14 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,461 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 108 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 377 mg sodium; 250 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (49% daily value), Vitamin C (47% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ high-fat protein, 1 fat

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