Refreshing Cantaloupe

Cool yourself this summer ~ Refreshing Cantaloupe


Fresh & Juicy Cantaloupe

Summer is almost here and the days are getting hot day by day. From the region I am from India, temperatures soar to 100F. But nature has provided such an amazing way to help us get through those hot days by availing vegetables and fruits seasonally. Those vegetables & fruits available during summer time have a cooling thermal nature property. Isn’t that truly amazing? One such fruit that comes from the melon family that also has a cooling effect and is excellent source of Vitamin A, C, Potassium and much more is Cantaloupe. I remember my Mom used to add sugar to the already sweet fruit and keep it aside for at least 10 minutes before serving us. This helps the juices from the cantaloupe ooze out and makes the experience of eating this fruit more enjoyable. I will share a recipe that I learned from my friend Apurva (although she used Honey Dew), to help you get through at least one hot summer day.

Recipe:

1 cantaloupe, seeded & cut into pieces
Handful of fresh pudina leaves
Honey as per taste
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Some freshly ground black pepper

Sprinkle sugar on the cantaloupe and keep it aside in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. Run the cantaloupe in a blender with pudina leaves and water depending on the consistency you prefer. Add honey, salt, pepper. Blend well. Serve with a garnish of pudina.


Simple, soothing, refreshing ~ Cantaloupe with mint for Fun n Sun Event

TIP: The sprinkling of sugar for a few minutes & keeping aside helps the juice to not settle down in the bottom.

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12 Responses to Refreshing Cantaloupe

  1. Amazing recipe..I see cantaloupe in my grocery store..But have nt tasted them…Will surely try this soon

  2. Arundathi says:

    that really does look refreshing!

  3. easycrafts says:

    That looks very delicious…thanks for participating in the event

  4. Harini says:

    I have never had this before. Thanks for the recipe:)

  5. Lisa says:

    Your photographs here are stunning. I don’t eat cantaloupe very often, but I would be sure to enjoy this cooling drink

  6. cookinpanda says:

    Wow! Great idea. I love cantaloupe and fruit drinks, but I never thought to use cantaloupe in a drink.

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  8. Hey My kid like this melon. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. jaya says:

    Lovely dish..
    and it looks so refreshing ..
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

  11. icedlemontea says:

    365DaysVeg,
    i absolutely love virgin pinacolada and this recipe look pretty refreshing i wanna try it.. hey, i’ve a summer drink recipe too for you to try.. check mine out

    http://icedlemontea.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/ai-karamba/

    ps: can we exchange blogrolls so we can share more recipes and opinions at it?

  12. Amrita says:

    I made this yesterday and it came out amazing! Thanks!

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