Cantaloupe, Fig, and Gorgonzola Salad

Ah, summer! I love this time of year, when a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables becomes bountiful. During a grocery shopping trip to my local Holiday Market today, I was thrilled to find a selection of fresh Black Mission figs in the produce section. I knew I had to come up with a way to serve them.

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Fresh Black Mission figs in the produce section of the Canton, Michigan Holiday Market.

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Fresh Black Mission figs in the produce section of the Canton, Michigan Holiday Market.

I had some romaine lettuce and cantaloupe melon at home already. To me, the obvious companions were Gorgonzola cheese, which I added to my basket, and basil from my herb garden. And that’s how my cantaloupe, fig, and gorgonzola salad was born!

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Fresh Black Mission figs and basil leaves from my garden.

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Juicy figs, tangy Gorgonzola, and sweet cantaloupe, oh my!

As I assembled the salad, my husband was a little skeptical. But he’s pretty much willing to try anything, which he did – and he loved it! I do have to admit it was absolutely delicious. The figs add a lovely texture and the tangy Gorgonzola really complements the sweetness of the cantaloupe.

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