What are the ways in which I can serve cantaloupes?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

You can serve cantaloupes in the following ways:

  • Cantaloupe bowls: Half and seed cantaloupe, sprinkle inside with lime juice, and add your favorite sorbet, cottage cheese, or yogurt.
  • Serve cantaloupe in fruit salads. Its flavor combines well with virtually any other fruit, including berries, oranges, pineapple, bananas, and kiwifruit.
  • For an appetizer or salad to complement a spring or summer meal, toss chunks of cantaloupe with lemon and watercress, or, for a Mexican flair, try lime, cilantro, and sliced jicama.
Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

More About this Book

Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything...

Continue Learning about Cooking & Health

Cooking & Health

Cooking & Health

Most Americans don't prepare meals from scratch, and many eat out frequently. Reconnecting with food by cooking it can improve not only taste but health. How you cook can make a difference not only to taste, but nutrition. Boiling ...

broccoli or cabbage can destroy antioxidants. Microwaving or cooking on a griddle can preserve them. Stir-frying can be a good, quick way to prepare food too. Frozen and fresh vegetables have similar nutrient levels (not always similar taste). Canned foods do not. Some foods require adequate cooking time to ensure safety. If you think you don't have time to cook, a little planning can go a long way. Veggies may be pre-cut when time permits, and beans or pasta can be prepared in advance without loss of flavor or nutritional value. Many recipes may be modified to lower fat or sugar variations.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.