Chili Lime Grilled Cantaloupe Melon Recipe
Try this surprising grilled cantaloupe treat the next time you’re grilling. Sprinkle chili powder over thick wedges of cantaloupe and place them on the grill alongside cut limes. Chili and lime add unexpected flavor to a summer favorite.
Celebrate summer and the melon season! Take advantage of the sale on fresh cantaloupe – just $.99 each this week with a Just for U Digital Coupon at Safeway and make this delicious grilled cantaloupe recipe.
While you can just cut cantaloupe and enjoy it on its own, grilling the cantaloupe brings out a delicious sweetness you don’t get from raw cantaloupe. This is a perfect side dish or you can even serve it as a dessert.
How to Choose a Perfectly Ripe Cantaloupe Melon
While cantaloupes are available year-round, this melon shines during the summer months when it’s freshly picked and in season.
When choosing a ripe cantaloupe, look for one that’s symmetrical and feels slightly heavy.
The color should be a creamy, light yellow-orange with little to no green. Ripe cantaloupe should smell sweet and a little musky.
For the freshest taste, use cantaloupe within 3 days of purchase.
Health Benefits of Cantaloupe Melons:
Cantaloupe is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It is high in beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and fiber.
When it comes to beta-carotene, cantaloupe knocks other yellow-orange fruits out of the park.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), cantaloupe has more beta-carotene than:
Orange-flesh melons like cantaloupe have the same amount of beta-carotene as carrots.
Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid. Carotenoids are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their bright colors. Once eaten, beta-carotene is either converted into vitamin A or acts as a powerful antioxidant to help fight free radicals that attack cells in your body.
Cantaloupe is also high in vitamin C, in fact, just 1 cup of cantaloupe provides 100% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C, helping boost your immune system.
Related reading: Foods that boost immunity.
Ingredients for Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe
- 1 cantaloupe (peeled and seeded, cut into wedges)
- 2 limes (cut in half)
- 1 Tbs O Organics® chili powder
- non-stick cooking spray
How to Grill Cantaloupe Wedges
Spray cantaloupe and cut the end of lime with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle chili powder on cantaloupe.
Place cantaloupe and cut side of lime on the grill set to medium-high. Turn cantaloupe after 3 minutes.
Grill an additional 3-4 minutes, then remove cantaloupe and limes.
Chili-Lime Grilled Cantaloupe
- 1 cantaloupe peeled and seeded, cut into wedges
- 2 limes cut in half
- 1 tablespoon O Organics® chili powder
- non-stick cooking spray
- Spray cantaloupe and cut end of lime with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle chili powder on cantaloupe.
- Place cantaloupe and cut side of lime on the grill set to medium-high. Turn cantaloupe after 3 minutes.
- Grill an additional 3-4 minutes, then remove cantaloupe and limes.
- Let limes cool slightly and squeeze juice over cantaloupe. Serve.
Check out other summer fruit recipes here:
Cantalope Smoothie Bowl
Simplify mornings with this 3-ingredient smoothie bowl! Fresh cut cantaloupe, Greek yogurt, and almond milk create a smoothie base that can be perfectly paired with topped coconut, berries, pepitas, and chia seeds.
Customize your topping arrangement for your perfect smoothie bowl.
Get the recipe here.
Watermelon Smoothie Bowl
Brighten up breakfast with our smooth and creamy Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie Bowl.
Fresh fruit, coconut milk and Greek yogurt blend to create a flavorful morning treat. Personalize it by topping it with coconut flakes, chia seeds, almonds or blueberries.
Get the recipe here.
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