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Cantaloupe, One Medium

Cantaloupe, One Medium



Cantaloupe melon softens and becomes even more flavorful after spending a day or two on the counter. To determine whether it's ready to serve, smell the stem end of the fruit. It should have the sweet scent that makes it such a hit among fruit fans.


How to store

Once it's ripe, cantaloupe is best kept in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.

How to prep

Purists use the cantaloupe as a bowl, eating the pale orange fruit directly out of this halved melon, sometimes even adding ice cream.

  • Cut in half, length-wise
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds
  • Cut slices through the fruit of the melon
  • Run a sharp knife along the rind to release the fruit in strips

Chef's tip

Add a fiery kick to this luscious fruit by sprinkling slices with a chili salt, bringing together the winning combination of sweet and heat.

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