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Fontina Melon Salad

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins
Fontina Melon Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  dried large bow-tie pasta (about 6 ounces)
  • 2  cups  cantaloupe and/or honeydew melon chunks
  • 1  cup  cubed fontina or Swiss cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/3  cup  bottled poppy seed salad dressing
  • 1 - 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh mint
  • 2  cups  watercress, stems removed
  •  Bottled poppy seed salad dressing
  •  Cantaloupe slices (optional)
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in colander; rinse with cold water. Drain.

2. Toss together pasta, cantaloupe, and cheese in a large bowl. Combine the 1/3 cup salad dressing and mint; pour over pasta mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

3. To serve, stir watercress into pasta mixture. Add a bit more dressing, if needed, to moisten the salad. If desired, garnish with cantaloupe slices. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Fontina Melon Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 319,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 73,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 14,
  • vit. A (RE) 453,
  • vit. C (mg) 62,
  • sodium (mg) 309,
  • calcium (mg) 182,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Fruit () 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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