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.

Sorbet Melon Parfaits

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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.

Total: 15 mins

Sweet Melon Cup

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A sweet wine sauce tossed with fresh melons makes for a light dessert.

Pork with Melon-Tomato Relish

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A colorful summer relish is spooned over wedges of cantaloupe and honeydew melon and served with grilled pork.

Gingered Cantaloupe and Blackberry Shortcakes

Midwest Living

There's a reason shortcake is a favorite dessert--it's a scrumptious showcase for summer fruit.

Herbed Melon Frozen Yogurt

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Yogurt and honey give a silky texture to this frozen dessert that's infused with pineapple sage.

Heart Kabobs


Melon Icebox Cake

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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.

Fruit Kabobs

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Kabobs are a fun and easy way to serve fruit for parties. The low-cal dip makes it a welcome buffet table topper.

Warm Melon with Herbed Ginger Glaze

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Pair this tropical grilled side dish with fish, pork, or poultry.

Farmer's Market Melon Soup

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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.

Cream Cheese and Yogurt Fruit Dip

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Strawberry-Melon Soup with Ginger Melon Balls

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This tangy, chilled soup is the perfect way to start a springtime brunch.

Honey-Whipped Cottage Cheese With Melon


This fruit and cottage cheese combo is good for a quick breakfast or snack.

Melon Sorbet

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A hint of orange enhances the sweetness of whichever melon you choose--watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew melon--for this frozen dessert.

Fresh Melon Quenchers

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Chicken Salad with Cucumber and Melon

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Spoon this refreshing chicken salad recipe into a melon half or on a bed of fresh mixed greens.

Total: 30 mins
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