Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint

Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint is a creamy, salty taste sensation. With the mint drizzle, it’s even perfect for company brunch.Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint is a creamy, salty taste sensation. With the mint drizzle, it's even perfect for company brunch.

What was I thinking? In my kids’ entire lives, I have never served them cantaloupe with cottage cheese (and mint in this case). 

Could it be that the combination has fallen a bit out of fashion? But I love the blend of creamy, salty cottage cheese with the sweet juicy cantaloupe. In my mind, it’s a practically perfect breakfast.

Delicious Cantaloupe

Committed to remedying this parental omission, I decided to take it even further–I’d add mint! After the delicious addition mint to a recent watermelon feta salad, I figured mint would complement cantaloupe too. They’re both melons after all.

Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint is a creamy, salty taste sensation. With the mint drizzle, it's even perfect for company brunch.

Served!

This time, I turned the mint into a “drizzle” with lemon, honey and olive oil. And it was just as tasty in the new combination. Melon is already lovely on a brunch table, but this takes it over the top!

Making mint drizzle

Just one tip as you make the drizzle. I tried using a blender, mini-food processor and immersion blender to puree my drizzle fine enough to spill out of a squirt bottle. Alas, nothing worked–I think the quantity was just too small. So in the end I just dribbled it over the cottage cheese from a spoon. The mint in the original salad was merely chopped, so I don’t feel bad at all.

Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint is a creamy, salty taste sensation. With the mint drizzle, it's even perfect for company brunch.

One last outdoor breakfast?

Melon season has been long and prolific in Wisconsin this year, but it won’t last forever! How about a Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese & Mint breakfast while you can!

Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese & Mint
Serves 4
Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint is a creamy, salty taste sensation. With the mint drizzle, it's even perfect for company brunch.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
204 calories
26 g
11 g
5 g
15 g
2 g
328 g
408 g
25 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
328g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 11mg
4%
Sodium 408mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
140%
Vitamin C
126%
Calcium
13%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 large cantaloupe, quartered, seeds removed
  2. 2 cups cottage cheese
Mint Drizzle
  1. 3 large mint sprigs, leaves only
  2. 3 T lemon juice
  3. 3 T honey
  4. 2 T olive oil
Instructions
  1. Top each seeded melon quarter with about 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
  2. Puree (as much as possible) mint drizzle ingredients using a blender, immersion blender or mini food processor.
  3. Spoon mint drizzle over cottage cheese and serve.
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calories
204
fat
5g
protein
15g
carbs
26g
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6 thoughts on “Cantaloupe with Cottage Cheese and Mint

  1. Marian

    A restaurant I worked at during college served cantaloupe with cottage cheese and I love it. The mint addition sounds even better!

  2. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    I thought adding a sprinkling black pepper to cantaloupe was an odd combo until I tried it. They are delicious together! I have never had the fruit with cottage cheese before, but I sounds really good!! The mint drizzle such a nice touch and added flavor blast!

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