How to Cut a Cantaloupe
The Easiest Way to Peel and Slice a Cantaloupe
It's easy to tell when cantaloupes are in season by the sweet, mouthwatering smell of fresh picked ripe melons. I prefer to purchase cantaloupes at a nearby market from the local farmers. However, yesterday I just couldn't resist one at my local grocery store. Cantaloupe was advertised as local produce and for $2.99/piece price tag and honey like smell I just had to have one.
The smell gets me every time!
I touched at least a dozen of melons looking for that perfect ripeness before making my final selection. Now it's time to cut into it and satisfy my little taste buds.
Need help choosing a ripe cantaloupe?
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Wash your Melons
Make sure you wash your cantaloupe before slicing into it. Cantaloupes sit in dirt, then get handled by farmers, market vendors/store employees and finally the consumer. How many cantaloupes have you touched before picking the ripest one to purchase? Now think about how many other people have done the same.
Slicing the cantaloupe without washing it may transfer the bacteria from the outside in. It is a good habit to wash all your fruit and veggies and keep yourself and your family healthy.
Share your cleaning habits
Do you wash cantaloupe before cutting?
Tools needed for cutting a cantaloupe
Sharp 8-inch chef's knife makes the job of slicing and cutting the cantaloupe pretty easy.
Flexible cutting boards help with transferring cut slices into a serving dish or storage container almost effortless.
How to peel and slice a cantaloupe
1. Trim 1 inch off each end
2. Peel the skin off
Place cantaloupe upright and using the curve of the cantaloupe as your guide, slice off the rind in strips.
3. Cut cantaloupe in half
Cut cantaloupe in half lengthwise.
4. Scoop out the seeds
Using a large spoon, scoop out the seeds from the center of cantaloupe and discard.
5. Cut in cubes
Cut into cubes or slices in desired size and serve.
Container that extends life of produce - Tupperware FridgeSmart
I store left over cantaloupe slices in Tupperware FridgeSmart container. This container keeps cantaloupe fresh longer due to unique venting system.
Recipes with cantaloupes you can try
- Chilled Cantaloupe Soup
This is an easy and refreshing recipe and a great way to use up cantaloupe.
- Melon Juice Recipe
Great way to turn cantaloupe into a tasty drink and it only takes 5 min of your time.
- Cantaloupe, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
This one is my favorite! Once you gather all the ingredients, this is an easy and exquisite salad to make.