Whether you're looking for a quick and refreshing dessert or a tasty salad, here are 5 ways to bring more cantaloupe in your life. It is a delicious source of vitamins A, B6, and C, and it is rich in beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant. The cantaloupe, aka sweet melon, also contains potassium, thiamine, niacin, and is a great source of fiber. And here are some tips on how to pick the perfectly sweet cantaloupe.
And now, without further ado, here are the 5 promised cantaloupe recipes. Visit the links for more instructions and nutritional data or simply enjoy the videos and let them freely inspire you.
Just look at these layered watermelon and cantaloupe mini cakes. In less than 30 minutes you’ll be in for a refreshing, juicy and healthy dessert. Stack in an alternate manner watermelon and cantaloupe slices and fill each layer with lemon-flavored whipped cream. Is this a tasty way to cool your summer days, or what?
Whether you are enjoying summer or just waiting for it, this mousse is meant to brighten your day. It does that by means of juicy smooth cantaloupe, tart raspberries, and sweetened whisked egg whites. Use some gelatin sheets to thicken the whole thing and serve topped with crushed Oreos.
Pairing cantaloupe with ricotta cheese can sound pretty odd, but we think it’s one of the best combos out there when trying to follow a healthy diet. And it’s comforting, too!
Or maybe you're looking for something saltier? Here you go:
‘Bienvenidos’ to a cantaloupe-based appetizer originating from southern Spain but with a twist. Although this is primarily made from vegetables, we urge you to use a hefty dose of cantaloupe in this case. This gives a deliciously sweet touch to this salty dish. The secret to its refreshing taste is always using raw stuff. Serve it cold.
Want to cool yourself on a warm summer day? No beach nearby? Try making a delicious, refreshing melon and mozzarella salad! Use both watermelon and cantaloupe and add lime, mint, and honey! It’s getting cooler already!