Often used as a prime ingredient in salads (Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad, for instance), cantaloupe can be used in ingenuous ways. Try our recipes ranging from Pork Barbecue with Melon Salsa or Strawberry-Melon Soup with Ginger Melon Balls to Fresh Melon Quenchers.
To avoid cutting into three different melons, look for melons already cut in balls or cubes in a supermarket produce section. Or use 2 cups of a single melon variety.
A sweet wine sauce tossed with fresh melons makes for a light dessert.
There's a reason shortcake is a favorite dessert--it's a scrumptious showcase for summer fruit.
A colorful summer relish is spooned over wedges of cantaloupe and honeydew melon and served with grilled pork.
Yogurt and honey give a silky texture to this frozen dessert that's infused with pineapple sage.
We paired cantaloupe and apricot flavored gelatin; honeydew with Melon Fusion gelatin; and for a pink color use tropical fusion gelatin and top with watermelon.
Kabobs are a fun and easy way to serve fruit for parties. The low-cal dip makes it a welcome buffet table topper.
Pair this tropical grilled side dish with fish, pork, or poultry.
Choose a fresh melon from farmer's market for this creamy melon, yogurt, and ginger blended and chilled soup recipe. Serve it as a side dish, with the serrano peppers, or without the peppers for a refreshing dessert.
This tangy, chilled soup is the perfect way to start a springtime brunch.
This fruit and cottage cheese combo is good for a quick breakfast or snack.
A hint of orange enhances the sweetness of whichever melon you choose--watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew melon--for this frozen dessert.
Spoon this refreshing chicken salad recipe into a melon half or on a bed of fresh mixed greens.