Mint, ginger, lime, sugar and honey to dress up the cantaloupe.
Cantaloupes were a buy-one-get-one deal at the local grocery store. My husband cannot resist a BOGO and so we have melon bounty.
I used a recipe from Bon Appetit: Cantaloupe Salad with Lime, Mint, and Ginger
In addition to lime juice, there is grated lime peel in this salad. The scent of citrus is concentrated in the peel and grating it makes a nice aromatherapy! The ginger gets grated too.
Ripe sweet cantaloupe is good all by itself but this recipe made it more special and interesting. I really liked the light ginger flavor with the honey and the mint.
We had this at dinner as a sweet side/ dessert with spicy chicken chili.
❤️ Cantaloupe has a huge amount of beta-carotene, more than other orange fruits and equal to carrots. Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A (for eye health, healthy blood cells, immune system) or acts as an antioxidant fighting free radicals that attack healthy cells. One cup has 100% of your recommended vitamin C, also.
THIS IS THE BEST HONEY, all caps because I love it so. It’s creamy, rich and mild (not as strongly flavored as Manuka). Order it online, you will be glad you did. (No affiliate links yet, but someday I will add them for the stuff that is really worth it.)
You used to be able to get it on Amazon. Last time I bought it I went right to the source and it shipped fast. HONEST RAW HONEY is made from American hives, free of antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and additives, uncooked, unfiltered, and ships from Blue Ridge, Texas.
Honestly, I can eat it from the spoon and feel like I just had the best candy ever.
Don’t buy the thin, runny honey so widely available in grocery stores. There are no FDA rules about what “honey” is and it can be diluted, artificially sweetened and full of chemicals. Ultra-filtration removes the pollen so the country of origin cannot be traced. Some countries (China) produce honey with illegal animal antibiotics.
Food Safety News: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
The Honeybee Conservancy: Funny Honey: the Murky Contents of Commercial Honey
Globe and Mail: Honey laundering: The sour side of nature’s golden sweetener
Bee America: How to Detect Fake Honey