Monday, August 13, 2012

Cantaloupe Craziness

It is impossible for me to eat a cantaloupe without hearing my mom's joking voice...

"Can't elope today, my dad took the ladder."

Get it? "Can't-elope"...cantaloupe.

Anyway, in the time it took me to tell you that joke, you can create a gourmet cantaloupe snack for you and your gang. It can be as fancy or as simple as you like and either way, you need only three ingredients: a cantaloupe, a lime, and a drizzle or two of honey.

Cut the cantaloupe in half and remove the seeds. Cut each half into three or four sections and cut off the rind making sure to remove all of the green parts.

If you want to get a little fancy, grab your vegetable peeler and peel the cantaloupe into thin ribbons. If you don't want to go to all of that fuss, simply slice the melon into as thin a slice as you can manage with a sharp knife. (If you really want to go bare bones, cut your melon into chunks.)

Arrange the cantaloupe ribbons into a mound on serving plates. Half the lime and squeeze a small bit of the juice onto each serving of melon, follow with a drizzle of honey and a conservative dusting of grated lime zest.

We enjoyed this today at room temperature, but served chilled would also be an excellent choice.


This simple treat received the coveted "Do Over" distinction here at The Wright Place, here's hoping you and yours will love it too.

Crazy Cantaloupe from Great Food Fast
{Printable Recipe Here!}

1 comment:

micahmouse said...

You just made one of my favorite fruits even more delicious than it is on its own! Thanks for sharing. :)

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