Cantaloupe

Recipe List:
Cantaloupe and Watermelon Salad
Melon with Coconut Milk
Cucumber Melon Salsa


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Cantaloupe and Watermelon Salad

Submitted by apprentice Cheryl Kastanowski

Ingredients:
2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
2 cups watermelon, cubed
2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
3 ounces feta cheese
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon oil, safflower suggested
1 tablespoon walnuts, finely chopped
1 teaspoon honey

Directions:
Mix fruit nuts and mint together. Whisk juice and oil and honey together. Toss the feta into the dressing, then toss with fruit.

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Melon with Coconut Milk

Ingredients:
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup boiling water
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
4 cups julienne strips cantaloupe

Directions:
In a blender purée the coconut with the water and the zest at high speed for 1 minute, let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, and force it through a fine sieve set over a bowl, pressing hard on the solids. Chill the coconut milk, covered, until it is very cold. Put the melon in a serving bowl, pour the coconut milk over it, and serve the dessert immediately.

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Cucumber Melon Salsa

From Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:
2 large English (hothouse style) cucumbers, finely diced
3 cups finely diced fresh cantaloupe
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 lime, juiced and zested
1 small red onion, chopped
1 roma (plum) tomato, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions:
In a large serving bowl, lightly mix together the cucumbers, cantaloupe, olive oil, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, lime zest, red onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to let the flavors blend.

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