Wash and clean the cantaloupe. Place it on a cutting board. Cut lengthwise into half through the stem mark. Use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds and husk. Discard or sun-dry the seeds for later use.
Enjoy the cut cantaloupe in various recipes like salads, smoothies, or punches. For ripening, leave the fruit on the counter for 2-4 days or cover with rice to speed up the process. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.
Cantaloupe seeds are healthy; sun-dry them for 2-3 days. The fruit's juice may ooze while cutting, so be prepared. Experiment with different sizes and shapes for various recipes. Enjoy fresh cantaloupe in salads, juices, or as a refreshing snack.
Enjoy cut cantaloupe as a refreshing snack or breakfast item. Use in salads with other fruits and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Blend into smoothies or juices for a tropical beverage. Serve as a side dish with light meals or picnics.