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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!

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Easy Cantaloupe Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
5
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
23
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
3
Juicy melon and crisp white wine make for the perfect cooler to sip during the summer.

Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

Rating: 4.69 stars
21
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
12
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!

Cucumber Melon Salsa

Rating: 4.59 stars
17
Light, fresh and delightful. This side salad is wonderful over fresh fish or grilled chicken.

Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.57 stars
15
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.

Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

Rating: 4.76 stars
18
This salad is perfect for summer BBQs. The fruit makes it tasty.

Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze

Rating: 4.49 stars
150
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.

Quick Cantaloupe Juice

Rating: 4.8 stars
3
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.

Mighty Melon Green Tea Smoothie

Rating: 3.6 stars
4
Cantaloupe, pear, and pineapple team up with green tea and mint for a light and lovely smoothie. Yogurt adds protein to make it a delicious meal replacement.
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Cantaloupe Crunch

Rating: 4 stars
34
This is a great way to get anyone to eat cantaloupe. It's quick, easy, and delicious.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Cucumber-Cantaloupe Salsa

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

Skewered Cantaloupe

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

Gee-Gee's Chicken Salad with Cantaloupe

Rating: 5 stars
9

A flavorful blend of chicken, fruit, lemon, and ginger makes for a light and delicious chicken salad. This salad is perfect for special occasions, but easy enough to make at home any day. Serve it in a halved cantaloupe for a fabulous presentation!