Healthy Cantaloupe Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cantaloupe recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy smoothie recipe is the perfect way to cool off in the summer when cantaloupe is at its peak, adding plenty of sweetness to this healthy snack.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Arugula, Chicken & Melon Salad with Sumac Dressing

Sweet and savory find harmony in this salad dotted with ripe melon and tossed in a lemony dressing. Melon balls are so adorable but making them leaves some fruit behind—whir up those leftovers into a smoothie.
By Hilary Meyer

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This refreshing salad, made with cantaloupe and cucumbers, is the perfect summer dish for any occasion. Ready in just 25 minutes, this dish is perfect for any occasion.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Whipped Frozen Cantaloupe Creamsicle

Rating: 3 stars 2
Got a lot of leftover cantaloupe? Don't worry about wasting it--just throw it in the freezer and you'll be ready for cool cantaloupe creamsicles whenever you get the craving. Frozen cantaloupe cubes make this blended treat refreshingly juicy, and when blended with milk or a nondairy alternative, you get a summery treat that's just sweet enough.
By Casey Barber

Cantaloupe, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Buy a melon that feels heavy for its size and smells slightly sweet. Picking a ripe one ensures the right balance of flavors in this arugula and goat cheese salad.
By Adam Dolge

Cantaloupe Salad with Lime, Pepitas & Cotija

This refreshing cantaloupe salad is tossed with tangy lime and garnished with crunchy pepitas and salty cotija cheese. Chili powder and cumin add a Southwestern spin. Enjoy as dinner side or light lunch.
By Pam Lolley

Cantaloupe-Tarragon Agua Fresca

With just five ingredients and five minutes, you can create a refreshing agua fresca, a drink popular throughout Mexico and South America. We blend cantaloupe and water with lime juice and tarragon for a flavorful beverage. We skip straining the fruit for a thicker drink, but you can strain it if you prefer. Try the agua fresca spiked by topping off each serving with a little sparkling wine.
By Laura Kanya

Inspiration and Ideas

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