The perfect summer salad

If you’re looking for the perfect summer salad, look no further. I found this delicious salad to beat the Texas heat in a year-old Vegetarian Times issue: Cantaloupe-Arugula Salad.

Not only is it cheap and tasty, but it also takes advantage of locally grown melons. I got a canary melon for free from Engel Farms while working at the farmers market, but anyone can buy one for $3. They are nice and sweet right now. An additional $2 for the organic arugula and $6 for the ricotta salata from H-E-B made the salad almost $10, but will make at least 5 salads to eat throughout the week.

The peppery, sweet and sharp flavors mesh wonderfully in each bite. I’ll have to share this salad with Antonio, since he is the one who usually likes pepper, not me.

The salad is easy to make, just requiring washing some arugula, cutting a melon and otherwise just sprinkling on some seasoning. It’s so easy, cheap and carries a wonderful taste that’ll carry you through the hot summer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.