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Cantaloupe Sorbet

Cantaloupe SorbetServes 6Ingredients:1 C. Sugar1 C. Water4 C. Cantaloupe, cubed & chilledJuice of 1 small LemonInstructions:1. Make a simple syrup by placing the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat, place in a airtight container, and refrigerate until cold.2. Place the […]

Watermelon Cantaloupe Lemonade

Watermelon Cantaloupe LemonadeServes 12-15Ingredients:1 Large Watermelon, rind removed, cut into cubes1/2 Large Cantaloupe, rind removed, cut into cubesJuice of 8 Lemons2 3/4 C. Sugar2 C. WaterWater, for mixingInstructions:1. Juice the cubed watermelon, either by putting the cubes through a juicer, or pureeing in a blender and pouring through a large sieve to remove the pulp […]

Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella Recipe

Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella RecipeIngredients:1/4 lb thinly sliced Italian Prosciutto di Parma1 cantaloupe or honeydew melon, or 1/2 of eachA lemon or lime for squeezing1 8-ounce container of fresh cherry-size mozzarella cheese, each cheese ball cut in halfParty toothpicks or bamboo skewersMelon BallerInstructions:1. Cut the melon in half and remove the seeds. Using a melon […]

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Cantaloupe PopsiclesIngredients:5 cups diced cantaloupe5-7 strawberries, slicedInstructions:1. Add a few pieces of sliced strawberries to your popsicle mold.2. Purée the cantaloupe.3. Pour the liquid cantaloupe into the popsicle mold.4. Add the popsicle sticks.5. Freeze for at least 4 hours.www.chocolateandcarrots.com

Cantaloupe Jam with Vanilla

Cantaloupe Jam with VanillaIngredients:2 1/2 cups chopped peeled cantaloupe (from about 2 pounds/910 g cantaloupe)1 1/2 cups/300 g granulated sugar1 vanilla bean, split and scrapedZest of 1 lemon1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice1 (3-ounce/85 ml) packet liquid pectinInstructions:1. Prepare a boiling water bath and 3 half-pint/250 ml jars (see process below). Place the lids in a small saucepan, cover them with water, and simmer over very […]

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Cantaloupe and Cucumber SaladIngredients: 1 recipe Balsamic Vinaigrette (*see recipe below) 1/2 large cantaloupe, cubed (1 1/2 cups)* 1/2 large cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced* (1 1/2 cups) 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mintInstructions:1. Prepare Balsamic Vinaigrette; set aside.2. In a large bowl toss together cantaloupe, cucumber, feta cheese, basil, and mint. Drizzle Balsamic Vinaigrette over the cantaloupe mixture. Toss lightly. Serve immediately.*Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1 tablespoon […]

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon SalsaIngredients:4 cups of diced watermelon1/2 red onion diced1/2 cup chopped cilantro1 jalapeno minced (seeded if you don’t want it hot)2 limes juiced1 TBSP olive oil1/2 tsp. saltInstructions:Just mix it all together, and enjoy.www.thecroslands.wordpress.com

Sautéed Watermelon with Honey and Mint

Sautéed Watermelon with Honey and MintServes 4Ingredients:1/2 peeled, sliced ​​watermelon1 heaping tablespoon of honey2 tablespoons Spanish Sherry vinegar (or plain white wine vinegar)1 good bunch of mint leavesSalt to tasteOlive oil for sautéingInstructions:1. Arrange slices of watermelon on a large dish. Wash and dry the mint, then mince finely with a knife.2. In a bowl, […]

Watermelon Coolers

Watermelon CoolersIngredients:8 cups cubed seedless watermelon¼ cup mint leaves, loosely packed¼ cup lime juice1 ¼ cups tequilaWatermelon wedges for garnish Instructions:1. In a blender or food processor, puree watermelon until liquid (working in batches if necessary). Pour watermelon juice through a strainer to catch solids, pressing gently to remove as much liquid as possible. You should […]

Watermelon, Radish and Rocket Leaves Salad

Watermelon, Radish and Rocket Leaves SaladIngredients:6 watermelon disks, 2,5cm thick with 10cm diameter1 lime, zested and juiced1 tsp minced ginger1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil¼ cup mint leaves, finely chopped2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped½ cup rocket leaves1 radish, sliced2 tbsp peanuts, chopped1 tbsp caperssalt and black pepper to tasteInstructions:1. Make a dressing by combining lime […]