The sweetness of fruit pairs up perfectly with ham and mild cheese. A creamy honey dressing seems to complement both.
For the salad
1/2 ripe cantaloupe, cut into melon balls
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 large cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 pound smoked or honey-cured deli ham cut into strips
1 cup small cheese cubes cut from a mild cheese like Gouda or Havarti
Creamy Honey Dressing
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon prepared Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Place the melon balls, grapes, cucumber, ham and cheese in a bowl.
- Make the dressing by whisking the yogurt, honey, mustard, and lemon juice together. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and toss.
- Arrange salad greens on a plate and spoon the fruit salad on the greens.
This salad, like most fruit salads, is best well-chilled.
Baker’s note: We debated over the mustard in this dressing. I’m not much of a mustard fan and would have left it out. Debbie and Melissa really liked the dressing with the mustard. They won.