Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Men and Melons are hard to know."
-Benjamin Franklin

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a riff on the classic appetizer of melon and prosciutto. I wanted something more substantial to serve as a side dish and the creamy white beans make a great counterpoint to the sweet melon and salty ham. Using the lime and sage bring a tart and a savory note to round out the recipe.

I love to serve this as a side dish with a spicy meal like the Skirt Steak with Pimentos.


Cantaloupe and White Bean Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

2 cups cantaloupe (small dice)
1 15 ounce can no salt added navy beans (drained and rinsed)
1 ounce proscuitto (cut into small dice)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp rubbed sage

Place the cantaloupe, beans, ham, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and sage in a large bowl.

Fold together until well blended.

Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 167 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat <1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 26%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 51% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 6% Iron 13%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 550 mg
Magnesium 59 mg