Cantaloupe Recipes

Cantaloupe is perfect for breakfast whether it's in a salad, a smoothie, or on its own. But our 50 recipes show there are many other ways to enjoy Cantaloupe. Try it in a soup or on the grill!

Staff Picks

Easy Cantaloupe Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
This is the best salsa ever! The recipe was given to me by a friend and it always goes quickly. It's easy to double, and people always ask for the recipe so have extras on hand! I prefer fresh tomatoes, but the recipe calls for canned. You can also substitute any fruit to adjust it to your tastes. If you have a food processor or mini chopper, this recipe is much quicker and easier. Serve with Tostitos® Scoops!® chips. Enjoy!

Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Rating: 4.42 stars
This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results.

Sangria Melon Chiller

Rating: 4.75 stars
Juicy melon and crisp white wine make for the perfect cooler to sip during the summer.

Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a very simple recipe! A sweet, healthy way to start your day with a delicious, unique flavor.

Avocado and Cantaloupe Salad with Creamy French Dressing

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a yummy and easy salad. I used to love grapefruit and avocado salad, but can't eat grapefruit anymore and cantaloupe is a lovely substitute!

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Rating: 4.76 stars
This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty.

Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.57 stars
A nice fruity drink served over ice for a delicious cool-down on a nice day. You can use any fruit, but melons are the best.

Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze

Rating: 4.49 stars
This excellent bread is very moist and has the texture of pumpkin or zucchini bread. Can puree and freeze extra cantaloupe to make bread in the off season.

Melon Ice Candy

Rating: 4.57 stars
A frozen treat filled with shredded cantaloupe and milk, this makes a great treat on a hot summer day! Typically stored in long, thin plastic bags, this is probably the closest Filipino equivalent to the American Otter Pop (but could also be placed in molds as well).

Quick Cantaloupe Juice

Rating: 4.8 stars
Must be wondering...cantaloupe juice? Hmm, well guess what, it's a perfect juice to refresh your day! Only 3 ingredients and you are ready to go! One fruit equals thousands of benefits. Eat the other half of the cantaloupe.

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Rating: 3.9 stars
Very refreshing fruit soup, served chilled. Great for luncheons. Garnish with mint if desired.

Cantaloupe Berry Smoothie

Rating: 4.12 stars
Cantaloupe and raspberries are blended with yogurt. This is great when cantaloupe is in season. Try it with strawberries in place of the raspberries!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cucumber-Cantaloupe Salsa

Rating: Unrated
"Absolutely amazing! I could eat it all day. So refreshing." – NinaMN

Skewered Cantaloupe

Rating: Unrated
"I love grilled melon. As a personal preference, I use garam masala to flavor it and it's just lovely." – Monette Corbeau D'Anjou

Cool and Refreshing Cantaloupe Drink

Rating: 4 stars

This is a very refreshing drink my mother made for me a lot when I was a child. It may seem a little strange, but if you like cantaloupe, try it! Great on a hot summer day!