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15 Delicious Melon Recipes

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15 Delicious Melon Recipes


Summer is coming to a close, and, with it, all those fresh, sweet and juicy melons. How sad! All is not lost, though, there’s still a little bit of time left to enjoy the seasonal bounty. Make the most of melon season by trying one of these great recipes for cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. Have a favorite melon recipe that we didn’t cover? Tell us about it in the comments!

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13. Roasted Watermelon Seeds

Though roasting watermelon seeds is common in many parts of the Middle East and Asia, in the rest of the world, the seeds are little more than a hindrance in the way of that sweet, juicy fruit. But pro-seeds folks are on to something — not only are roasted watermelon seeds delicious, they are also loaded with nutrients like iron, magnesium and copper, and are an excellent source of unsaturated fat.

So what should you do with the seeds? Here are some suggestions:
- Add to a salad, both fruit and vegetable
- Top grilled vegetables with the seeds
- Add them to a homemade trail mix
- Snack on them on their own

You can also roast the seeds of cantaloupe and honeydew melon!


  • 1 Cup black watermelon seeds (discard white seeds)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt

1. In a fine mesh sieve or colander, rinse seeds under cool, running water to remove any watermelon gunk. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet in a single, even layer and let fully dry. If you can, dry the seeds outside under direct sunlight.
2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place seeds in a large bowl and lightly toss with oil and salt. Return seeds to the baking sheet, and roast for 15-20 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Credit:

More Melon Recipes:
2. Watermelon Gazpacho
3. Honeydew Melon Mojito
4. Cucumber and Casaba Melon Soup

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:05PM PDT on Sep 24, 2013

Thank you. Yum!

12:14PM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

These sound delicious!!

7:13AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thanks so much..

3:18PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

Thanks. Very tasty.

3:49AM PDT on Sep 8, 2013


5:34PM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

I commented I think on this article. The recipes really didn't entice me but the watermelon did . I said now i have to buy watermelon the next day and boy did I .It was less costly to buy a whole medium one and I'm one person.

I'm going to peek at the recipes again but the fruit any way is the best.

2:05AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Really delicious. Thanks.

4:00PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

4:16PM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Sounds good to me !

11:52AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Thank you.

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