Honeydew Bocconcini Salad

Honeydew Bocconcini Salad | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Ask most people for a good summer salad using fresh mozzarella and they’ll probably tell you Insalata Caprese: tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella, olive oil. That’s fine and all, unless you are like me and you don’t like raw tomatoes. I offer melon, mint, mozzarella as an alternative.

We received a honeydew in our produce box this week. I remembered a cantaloupe and bocconcini salad from Martha Stewart’s Everday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook (which is a lovely cookbook, but full of meat and wheat so I don’t frequently use it anymore) I always wanted to try. This is my variation.

Honeydew Bocconcini Salad

  • 1 ripe honeydew, cubed
  • 7 ounces bocconcini or ~1 cup cubed fresh mozzarella
  • half a lemon
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • sea salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  1. Combine honeydew, cheese, and mint in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon over the top. Season with salt and pepper. Toss and serve immediately.

Serves 4

We are lacking in the melon baller department, but if you have one, balls work just as well as cubes.

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  1. I never would have thought of that combination, but it sounds really interesting. I must give this a try!

  2. Hey Katie, I hope you do get to give it a shot. It’s a nice summery salad.

  3. I ended up making this for Memorial Day (with cantaloupe, because I couldn’t find a ripe honeydew), and it was fabulous! My Dad (who isn’t usually a big fan of fruit in salads) raved about it. Thanks!

  4. I too have a father who bears a grudge against fruit in salad. Good to hear it worked out. :D

  5. I really really don’t like tomatoes either, lol. Thanks! I never would have thought of this. I lived in France and every time I see a tomato and mozzarella salad, it looks so pretty, but I just can’t stand tomatoes. (I found a way to be polite and eat them while I was there.)

  6. You’re a stronger lady than I. I really just can’t make myself eat them.

  7. Kalinda,
    I was there for my church, so I needed to be polite! lol. I discovered that it was the seeds I disliked the most, so I pushed those to the side of the plate, and downed the rest with water. ;) Plus, they usually put that amazing South of France olive oil and vinegar on them, which helped a lot.

  8. Brilliant. Cannot eat tomatoes and always looking for new salads for summer. Now if I can just find a honeydew with some flavor……

  9. Hopefully when we get into summer you can find some good ones.

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