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Queso Fresco Melon Salad

Queso Fresco Melon Salad by Crafty Chica.
Queso Fresco Melon Salad by Crafty Chica.

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Cheese and melon salad? Or is it a dessert? I never would have considered this combo as a dish, but you know what? It works! Here is my inspiration: The big football (soccer!) games kick off this week. Here at la casa Murillo, we’re cheering for Mexico when the team goes up against Cameroon on Friday. We’re having a little get together and making snacks in red, white and green (and a dash of orange!).

I’ve been making healthier food choices lately and wanted to create something light and tasty with fruit. Last week at a speaking engagement, one of the treats we were served was a greek salad with watermelon, a balsamic vinegar, feta cheese and olives. As I ate each bite, I rearranged the ingredients and gave it a Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco makeover!


Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco
Cantalope (I added this in at the last minute!)


Chop up your melons into chunky bites.


Open the package of Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco and crumble it into a bowl until it is super fine.


Put the melon chunks into a dessert dish and if desired, add crushed walnuts in as well.

Next, sprinkle the Cacique Ranchero Queso Fresco on top of the melons.


Add a spring of mint for garnish. There you go! What I love about this salad/dessert is that it has a variety of textures and flavors. The fruit, the cheese crumbles, the walnuts and a bite of the mint, it all works together for a light tasty mixture! And another serving option is to mix it all up in a big bowl so you can taste every ingredient in every bite.

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