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Mar 25, 2011 06:48 PM

Cantaloupe... Ugh.

So, what can I do with it? FreshDirect sent me one for free, but it's probably my least favorite fruit. I can't stand eating it on its own. Any recipes to make it more palatable?

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  1. Hi loratliff,

    Give it to a neighbor???

    I can't stand cantaloupe myself...


    1. Since you got it free, might you consider giving it away to a friend or co-worker?

      I personally pretty much do not like fruit as I dislike that taste of sweet. I did find that something salty, if not just plain old sprinkled on salt, was good with melon.

      Do you make smoothies? Blend it with a fruit you do like?

      1. I've made a curried rice salad with canteloupe in the past.
        Not this particular recipe, but pretty much the same idea.

        Also found this rice salad recipe:

        Also find lime makes canteloupe and honeydew more palatable.

        1. I make a cantalope sorbet with orange zest and the juice from the orange. If you want to add vodka to the mix that could be fun.

          1. Soften 8 oz cream cheese, mix well with one jar marshmallow fluff.
            Smear all over each piece of melon.
            How's that sound?

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            1. re: jmcarthur8

              honestly, it sounds terrible to me. Sorry