5 Ways to Eat Cantaloupe


5 Ways to Eat Cantaloupe
Posted July 27, 2015

It’s melon season and there’s nothing better than the sweet taste of cantaloupe. Selecting a cantaloupe is easy. Look for:

  1. Prominent cream-colored ridges
  2.  Stem end should be smooth
  3. Sweet, musky aroma

Easy Cantaloupe Recipes Other melons can be substituted for cantaloupe – Crenshaw, honeydew, watermelon, etc. will all work.

  1. Cantaloupe kabobs – Make balls with a melon baller. Skewer alternating small mozzarella balls, cantaloupe balls and chunked avocado.
  2. Cantaloupe wraps - Wrap slices of cantaloupe with good quality prosciutto.
  3. Grilled cantaloupe - Place big slices of cantaloupe on the grill or in the broiler for salads or side dishes. Grilling caramelizes the fruit.
  4. Cantaloupe salsa – Chop cantaloupe, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, avocado, and red bell pepper in a bowl. Add squeeze of lime juice, salt and pepper. Serve over fish or shrimp – or get out the tortilla chips!
  5. Shaved melon salad - Slice melon with a mandolin into thin strips. In a bowl, toss melon with small chunks of feta cheese and sliced red onion. Add a bit of cracked black pepper, if desired. Serve chilled.

Recipes by PCFMA Staff.

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